FAMILY SYSTEMS ROLE IN THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL BEING OF THE CHILDREN

Nighat Gul, Nasreen Ghani, Sajid Mehmood Alvi, Farhana Kazmi, Asger Ali Shah

Abstract


OBJECTIVE:

To find out the influence of single and joint family systems on psychological well being of children

METHODS:

This study was comparative research design in which 200 participants were included. Required sample size was drawn for two different family systems equally by applying the stratified probability random sampling technique. Children aged 12 to 14 years were included. Ryff psychological well-being measurement scale was used for data collection purpose. In our study we assumed that in joint family system, the level of psychological well being of the children will be higher as compared to single family system.   Independent t-test was used for comparing mean score of psychological wellbeing measurement scale.

RESULTS:

There was significant difference in psychological well being among children in two different family systems. The mean value of psychological well being among children in joint family system and in single family system were observed to be 56.59+10.10 and 53.57+10.81 respectively (P< 0.05; Cohen’s d=0.433).

CONCLUSION:

In Joint family system a child had a better psychological well being as compared to single family system on same scale with approximately same characteristic and features.  

KEY WORDS:

Psychology, Social (MeSH), Family (MeSH), Family Relations (MeSH), Psychological well-being (Non-MeSH), Joint family system (Non-MeSH), Single family system (Non-MeSH), Ryff psychological well-being measurement scale (Non-MeSH)




KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (KMU) PESHAWAR

KMU INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (KIMS), KOHAT, KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN- 2012

 

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