Author: Khadija Ather Qazi
Supervisor: Dr. Naumana Amjad and Ms. Sehrish Farooq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Rejection of marriage proposals of young females has become a major social and psychological problem for Pakistani females now a day. So this study aimed to explore this problem with the context of Pakistani culture. Present study aimed to explore the effect proposal rejection on self-consciousness and self image of young females. The sample of this study comprised of young females (N = 65) working (n = 23) and non- working (n = 42) after their proposal rejection. Sample recruited through non-probability snowball sampling from different areas of Lahore with the age of (M = 25.42; SD = 4.21). It was hypothesized that there is significant difference in self-consciousness and self image of young working and non-working females. It was also hypothesized that there is significant relationship between self-consciousness and self image of working and non-working females. Self-Consciousness Scale Revised Version by Fenigstein and Scheier (1985) and Self Image Profile for Adults by Butler and Gasson (2004) were used. t-test and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis was used to analyze the difference and correlation among the variables, respectively. Findings of this study revealed that there is a significant difference among all three levels of self-consciousness of working and non-working females. This indicated that working females have high level of self-consciousness as compared to non-working. It is also concluded that there was no difference in self image of working and non-working females. Result indicates that there is a significant relationship among all three subscales of self-consciousness whereas the relationship between self-consciousness and self-image was not significant.
Keywords: Proposal Rejection, Self-Consciousness, Self-Image.
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