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| Published: September 27, 2020

Parent child attachment and problem behavior reporting by mothers with pathology in different socioeconomic status

Mrs. Hima Bindawala

PhD Student, Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University Kolkata, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Rajkumari Basu

Retired Head, Department of Psychology, Loreto College, Kolkata, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.186/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.186


The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between Parent child attachment and Problem behavior reporting by mothers having Family Pathology, belonging to Upper and Middle Socioeconomic status. The sample consisted of one hundred mothers (N=100). Fifty (N=50) mothers from Upper and fifty (N=50) mothers from Middle Socioeconomic status were included in the study. They reported problem behavior in any one of their children and their children (N=100) reported on their perceived quality of Parent attachment (towards mothers).  The children belonged to the age group of 9-12 years. Family Pathology Scale (FPS); Problem Behavior Checklist (PBCL); Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (Revised Mother Version) and Socioeconomic Scale of Kuppuswami were used along with Demographic Information schedule. The data obtained from the sample was statistically analyzed by using Mean, SD, Correlation and t-test. The result of the study revealed that perceived quality of parent attachment (for mothers) in children of Upper Socioeconomic status was found to be higher as compared to the parent attachment perceived by the children of Middle socioeconomic status for their mothers. Secondly, low Problem behavior was reported by mothers in Upper socioeconomic status as compared to mothers of Middle Socioeconomic status who reported moderate Problem behavior in their children. But no significant correlation was found in Problem Behavior reporting by mothers and Parent child Attachment within Upper and Middle Socioeconomic status.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020