An empirical study of the possible relationship between adult perception of parents and expressed self-concept Public Deposited

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  • This study examined the possible relationship that perception of parents has in determining the self-concept of the adult offspring. The literature search revealed that there has been a lack of studies regarding the adult offspring's perception of parents. Furthermore, until this study, no instrument that measures the adult offspring's perception of parents could be found. Three areas were studied: 1) the self-esteem of the adult offspring as measured by a standardized test, 2) the capacity to formulate intimate contact with others as measured by a standardized test, and 3) the perception of those same individuals with regard to their parents, measured by a 14-item questionnaire and a 12-item semantic differential. A review of the literature provided relevant information that suggested the relationship that perception of parents has on the development of the child offspring's self-esteem and capacity for intimate contact. A description of the changes that occur with the adult offspring's perception of parents was also discussed in this study. An examination of the research indicated that the adult offspring's behavior is a combination of his parent's teachings and his own personal strivings. The reluctance of subjects to present parents in a socially unacceptable manner was a limitation of the study. Further research indicated that the perception of parents instrument can be used as a tool in exploring issues regarding parents. Forty-four young subjects selected from a university population and twenty-one older subjects selected from a nursing home provided the data for the two instruments that were utilized for this research. Pearson's product-moment r, multiple t-tests, and multiple analysis of variances were the statistical procedures selected for treating the data. All data supported the hypotheses that: 1) no significant difference in self-perception appears to separate subjects who express positive or negative evaluations of their parents, and 2) no significant difference in the capacity to formulate intimate contact with others appears to separate subjects who express positive or negative evaluations of their parents. After the conclusions of this study were presented, recommendations for further research were discussed regarding adult perception of parents and self-concept.
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