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| Published: September 25, 2019

Self-Esteem and Relationships with Parents: A Comparative Study of Substance Abusers and Non-Abusers

Pankil Dhanda

Student, B.Sc.(Clinical psychology), Amity Institute of Behavioral & Allied Sciences, Amity University of Haryana, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Anupama Srivastava

Associate Professor, Amity Institute of Behavioral & Allied Sciences, Amity University of Haryana, Haryana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.015/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.015

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The purpose of this study was to compare the Parent and adult-child relationship, and self-esteem of substance abusers with that of non-abusers. The study was carried out by using the Parent and Adult-Child Relationship questionnaire (PACQ) by Peisah et. al. (1999) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale . The study was conducted in the state of Haryana, India with a sample size of 100 ( Substance abusers, N=50) (Non-abusers, N=50). The results were derived using an unpaired sample t-test . Based on the results, it was concluded that substance abusers have lower self-esteem and poorer relationship with their parents as compared to non-abusers.
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Pankil Dhanda @ assaxena@ggn.amity.edu

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.015/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.015

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019

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