Nazim Imam, Dr. Shashi Kala Singh
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of perceived parental acceptance - rejection on self-esteem and emotional intelligence among college students of Ranchi University, Ranchi. It was hypothesized that parentally accepted college students will have high level of self-esteem and more emotional intelligence than parentally rejected students. The sample of the present study consisted of 171 under-graduate college students of final year, studying in various discipline and stream in different degree colleges of Ranchi University, Ranchi. The sample was selected by Stratified Random Sampling Technique. Hindi Adaptation of Rohner's Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire, (PARQ, Prakash and Bhargava, 1978, Adult Form) was applied to identify perceived parentally accepted and rejected college students. Among 171 college students, 91 were identified as parentally accepted students whereas, rest 80 students were identified as parentally rejected students. To collect the required data for the present study Self-Esteem Inventory (Prasad and Thakur, 1977) and Emotional Intelligence Inventory (Mangal and Mangal, 1971) was administered on all subjects. The obtained data were analyzed with the help of Mean, SD and ?t? test. Result shows that parentally accepted students have high level of self-esteem and emotional intelligence in comparison to the parentally rejected students. On the basis of obtained result, it was also concluded that both self-esteem and emotional intelligence is affected by parental behavior.
Keywords: Parental Acceptance -Rejection, Self-esteem and Emotional Intelligence