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Assessment of Parent-child Relationship across Various Levels of Social Maturity of Parents


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1 Department of Human Development, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
     

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The present study was an attempt to understand the role of social maturity of parents in determining quality of parent-child relationships. The total sample comprised of 400 respondents (100 of each mothers, fathers sons and daughters) selected purposely from four zones of Ludhiana city. Parent-Child Relationship scale by Sharma and Chauhan (2002) was used to assess the quality of parent-teen relationship as perceived by mothers and fathers. Social Adjustment Inventory by Deva (1990) was administered to assess social maturity of the parents. The results of the study revealed that majority of mothers and fathers were socially mature. Both socially mature mothers and fathers were having good marital relations had less conflicts in their lives. Socially mature mothers and fathers showed better emotional stability and consistency in their thoughts and actions and had significantly more realistic expectations from their sons and daughters.

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Social Maturity, Parent-Child Relationship, Realistic Role Expectations
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Deepika Vig
Department of Human Development, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
I. J. S. Jaswal
Department of Human Development, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The present study was an attempt to understand the role of social maturity of parents in determining quality of parent-child relationships. The total sample comprised of 400 respondents (100 of each mothers, fathers sons and daughters) selected purposely from four zones of Ludhiana city. Parent-Child Relationship scale by Sharma and Chauhan (2002) was used to assess the quality of parent-teen relationship as perceived by mothers and fathers. Social Adjustment Inventory by Deva (1990) was administered to assess social maturity of the parents. The results of the study revealed that majority of mothers and fathers were socially mature. Both socially mature mothers and fathers were having good marital relations had less conflicts in their lives. Socially mature mothers and fathers showed better emotional stability and consistency in their thoughts and actions and had significantly more realistic expectations from their sons and daughters.

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Social Maturity, Parent-Child Relationship, Realistic Role Expectations