Thesis Title: Family Support, Locus of Control and Psychological Distress in Fresh Graduate Job Seekers

Author Name: Saima Azam

Supervisor: Shazia Khalid

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The present research was accomplished to study the relationship among family support, locus of control and psychological distress in fresh graduate job seekers through correlational research design. A convenient sample of fresh graduate job-seekers (N = 150) of different vocational institutes of Lahore was recruited. Family Support Scale (Dunst et al., 1997), Multidimensional Locus of Control Scale (Levenson, 2006) and Psychological Distress Scale (Kessler, 2000) were used for assessment. Correlation and Simple Linear Regression analyses were used to analyze data through SPSS-21 version. Implications of this study and suggestions for future empirical exploration of the constructs were discussed.

Keywords:

Family support, locus of control, psychological distress, fresh graduate job-seekers