Thesis Title: Parental Support, Emotional Adjustment and Academic Achievement in School Students

Student Name: Nasim Imdad

Supervisors: Beenish Mubeen & Mujeeba Ashraf, PhD

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245


The current study was performed to examine the association between parental support, emotional adjustment and academic achievement of school students. Correlational research design and non-probability purposive sampling technique were used. The sample comprised of (N = 200) school students of 9th and 10th grade. The students were taken from both government and private schools. Assessment measures were comprised of demographic information questionnaire, Perceived Parental Autonomy Support Scale (Mageau et al., 2015), Emotional Adjustment Bank (Aguado, Rubio, Hontangas, and Hernánde, 2005) and Academic Achievement by percentage of previous exams. Pearson product moment correlation and independent sample t-test were used to analyze the data. The results of Pearson product moment correlation revealed there was negative significant relationship between parental support and emotional adjustment. The outcome of independent sample t-test illustrated significant gender differences in parental support of girls and boys. But there were no significant gender differences in emotional adjustment and academic achievement of students.

Keywords: Parental support, emotional adjustment, academic achievement.

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