Relationship of Perceived Parental Behavior at the Stage of Adolescent with Life Satisfaction and Aggression of Adult Daughters
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Keywords

Parental support, rejection, over protection, stage of adolescent, aggression, life satisfaction, adult daughters

Abstract

The present study aims to examine the relationship of handling adolescent daughters through different parental behaviors along with their life satisfaction and aggression in adulthood. It was hypothesized that: 1) Scores of parental support at the stage of adolescence would have, positive correlation with scores of life satisfaction and negative correlation with scores of aggression in adulthood and 2) Scores of parental rejection and over protection at the stage of adolescence would have positive correlation with the scores of aggression and negative correlation with scores of life satisfaction in adulthood. The participants were 100 female students of the University of Karachi, Pakistan. Their mean age was the participants were 100 female students of the University of Karachi, Pakistan. Their mean age was 21.79 years. Engna Miinnen Batraffande Uppfostran- (EMBU) Short form, Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) and Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) were administered. It is clear from the findings that there is a significant positive correlation of parental support with life satisfaction of adult daughters, whereas there is insignificant negative correlation   of  parental support with aggression in adulthood. Further, parental rejection has insignificant positive correlation with aggression and insignificant negative correlation with life satisfaction. Moreover parental overprotection has insignificant positive correlation with aggression as well as life satisfaction. Hence it is suggested that parents should provide support to their children not only on one particular stage but all stages of development for positive implications.

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