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Impact of Parental Expectation on Self-Concept of Adolescent


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1 Department of Psychology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
     

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The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of high and low parental expectations on the self-concept of adolescent. The data was collected on 120 families each consisting of a mother, a father and a child in late adolescents (12 to 18 years). The Parental Expectation Scale developed by Asha Kinra and Sunil Kumar Agrahari and Self-Concept Questionnaire developed by Raj Kumar Saraswat were used. Results indicated that there was a significant difference between parental expectations and adolescent's self-concept, high parental expectations have developed low self-concept among adolescents and low parental expectations have developed high self-concept. High expectation of parents will be reason of low self-concept of adolescents means the parents unrealistic expectation can lead anxiety, stress & discouragement to achieve their full potential. Low expectation of parents will be reason of high self-concept of adolescents' means when adolescents perceive one self and their abilities in support of parents and guidance & counseling is better predictor to achieve success.

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Parental Expectations, Self-Concept.
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Sunil Kumar
Department of Psychology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Asha Kinra
Department of Psychology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of high and low parental expectations on the self-concept of adolescent. The data was collected on 120 families each consisting of a mother, a father and a child in late adolescents (12 to 18 years). The Parental Expectation Scale developed by Asha Kinra and Sunil Kumar Agrahari and Self-Concept Questionnaire developed by Raj Kumar Saraswat were used. Results indicated that there was a significant difference between parental expectations and adolescent's self-concept, high parental expectations have developed low self-concept among adolescents and low parental expectations have developed high self-concept. High expectation of parents will be reason of low self-concept of adolescents means the parents unrealistic expectation can lead anxiety, stress & discouragement to achieve their full potential. Low expectation of parents will be reason of high self-concept of adolescents' means when adolescents perceive one self and their abilities in support of parents and guidance & counseling is better predictor to achieve success.

Keywords


Parental Expectations, Self-Concept.