Relationship of Social Support with Self-Esteem with Adjustment in Stutterers

Author: Ana Majeed

Supervisor: Ms. Fatima Ali Bokhari

Degree: BS

Year: 2005-2009

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The purpose of the present research was to investigate the relationship of Social Support and Self Esteem with Adjustment in Stutterers. Participants in the study consisted of 40 stutterers (38 males & 2 females). Stuttering Severity Instrument, Social Support Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale & Bell’s Adjustment Inventory was administered on them individually. Multiple Regression Analysis was run to predict the relationship of social support and self-esteem with adjustment and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to find out the relationship between self-esteem and social support. It was hypothesized that social support and self-esteem are predictors of adjustment and that there will be a positive relationship between social support and self-esteem. The results revealed that self-esteem was a significant predictor (â= -.568, p < .001) of adjustment. It also revealed that total social satisfaction level (â = -.185, p>.05) was a non-significant predictor of adjustment. The results of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient revealed that there was a non-significant positive relationship between Total Social Satisfaction Level and Total Self Esteem.

Keywords: Social Support, Self-Esteem, Stutterers.

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