Associations of psychological problems with parental acceptance-rejection, social support, and locus of control: a study conducted with adolescents

Büyükaşık Çolak, Canan
The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between demographic variables, parental acceptance-rejection (PAR), social support (SS), locus of control (LC), and psychological problems with adolescents. The study consisted of 375 high school students (215 females and 160 males) from three different high schools in Ankara whose age range between 14-18. Furthermore, 134 of students’ both parents, 18 of students’ only mothers, and 5 of students’ only fathers participated into the study. A questionnaire packet (Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire/Control: Child Version, Personality Assessment Questionnaire: Child Version, Positive Affect Negative Affect Schedule, Social Support Appraisals Scale for Children, Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children) was administered to the students and Conners’ Parent Rating Scale was filled by both mothers and fathers. The results revealed that after controlling the effect of demographic variables, SS from family was positively associated with positive affect and negatively with externalizing problems and psychological maladjustment (PM). After controlling the effects of demographic variables and SS, internal LC was positively associated with positive affect and impulsivity/hyperactivity and external LC with PM. Moreover, controlling the effects of demographic variables, SS and LC, maternal hostility/aggression was positively associated with PM; maternal undifferentiated rejection with negative affect, conduct problem and oppositional defiant disorder; paternal warmth/affection with positive affect and learning problem; paternal indifference/neglect with impulsivity/hyperactivity and paternal undifferentiated rejection with oppositional defiant disorder. The findings of the study were discussed in the light of the literature. Additionally, limitations and implications of the study and suggestions for future researches were stated.


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Citation Formats
C. Büyükaşık Çolak, “Associations of psychological problems with parental acceptance-rejection, social support, and locus of control: a study conducted with adolescents,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.