Author: Faiza Zaib
Supervisor: Ms. Afifa Anjum
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship between self esteem and behavioral dysfunction among Hepatitis C patients. It was hypothesized that there is a negative relationship between self esteem and behavioral dysfunction. The total sample consisted of 70 patients (male n= 35, female n=35), age ranged from 25 to 50 years. Hepatitis C patients diagnosed with the illness at least 6 months ago were selected. In the study Urdu translation of Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (1965) and self constructed Behavioral Dysfunction Scale were administered after seeking official permission from the hospital authorities and taking consent from the patients. Correlation and t- test were carried out to analyze the data. Findings revealed that there is a significant negative relationship between self esteem and behavioral dysfunction in hepatitis C patients. Non significant gender differences in self esteem and behavioral dysfunction among hepatitis C patients were also found.
Keywords: Self Esteem, Behavioural Dysfunction, Hepatitis ‘C’ Patients, Gender Differences
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