Thesis Title: Perceived Parental Bonding, Adult Attachment and Quality of Interpersonal Relationships among Married Individuals

Student Name: Aqsa Aslam

Supervisor: Amna Rafique

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Abstract

The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between perceived parental bonding, adult attachment and quality of interpersonal relationship among married individuals. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between perceived parental bonding, adult attachment and quality of interpersonal relationship. Moreover, it was hypothesized that perceived parental bonding and adult attachment would predict quality of interpersonal relationships among married individuals. Correlational research design and convenient sampling was use to collect the data. The sample comprised of (N = 115) married individuals. Age range of sample was 20 to 35 years (M = 30.87, SD = 2.968). Parental Bonding Instrument (Parker, Brown, 1979), Revised Adult Attachment Scale (Collins, 1996) and Relationship Assessment Scale (Hendrick, 1988) were used to collect the data. The result of the present research revealed that there is significant positive relationship between parental bonding and quality of interpersonal relationship. There is significant negative relationship between quality of interpersonal relationship and father overprotection. Care mother, overprotection mother and father were found significant predictors of interpersonal relationships. The result revealed that women experiences more mother overprotection than men but men experience more father overprotection. This research can help to make better interpersonal relationships of married individuals through improved parental bonding and adult attachment.

Keyword: perceived parental bonding, adult attachment, quality of interpersonal relationship.

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