Role of Family System, Positive Emotions and Resilience in Social Adjustment among Pakistani Adolescents

Najam-us Sahar, Naila Muzaffar Muzaffar



The present study explored the role of positive emotions, resilience & family system in social adjustment in Pakistani adolescents.  Through convenient sampling, data  collected from 150 adolescents (70 boys & 80 girls).In terms of family system 92 were living in nuclear family while 58 injoint family. Urdu version of Modified Differential Emotions Scale, Resilience Scale and Bell`s Adjustment Inventory were used. Statistical analysis revealed the presence of significant positive relationship between positive emotions and resilience (r = .39**) where girls were slightly more resilient (M ± SD = 120.77 ± 24.03) & socially adjusted (M ± SD = 17.41 ± 4.15). Moreover 52 % adolescents reported difficulty in talking with new people. Majority of participants from Joint family reported good social adjustment (38%) and high resilience (17%) as compared to those in nuclear family (21%, 13%).  The influence of these demographic variables is important indication to be explored further.

Keyword: Family system, Positive emotion, and resilience

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Journal of Educational, Health and Community Psychology
ISSN 2088-3129 (print)| 2460-8467 (online)
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