Comparison of Single Child Family Adolescents and Adolescents with Number of Siblings

Article Title: Comparison of Single Child Family Adolescents and Adolescents with Number of Siblings

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32879/pjpbs.2015.1.2.99-114

Author(s): Amara Iqbal, S. Farhana Kazmi

Institute(s): Hazara University Mansehra

Journal: Peshawar Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (PJPBS) Vol 1 No 2 (2015)

Correspondence Address: Dr. Madiha Asghar | Phone+92-91-9222022 | pjpbs@icp.edu.pk

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to ascertain the difference between adolescents belonging to only child family and adolescents belonging to number of siblings. To main objectives of the study were to examine that the difference between self esteem, quality of life and personality type of adolescents belonging to only child family and the association between the self esteem, quality of life and personality type of adolescents belonging to only child family. Population of the present study comprised of hundred (N=100) participants. The sample included fifty (n=50) (only child) adolescent who is the only child of their biological parents and fifty (n=50) adolescents having number of siblings studying in different schools, colleges and universities of Abbottabad, Mansehra, and Haripur. Urdu version of “Riffai Self esteem inventory”, “World health organization quality of life questionnaire” and Eysenck personality questionnaires (2007) were used for data collection. t-test was used to analyze the data. Finding showed that that there is a difference between the scores of participants who were the single child of their parents and subject belonging to number of children family.

Keywords: Single child family, number of siblings, adolescents, self-esteem, quality of life, types of personality

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