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Previous researches have highlighted that adolescents that perceive over protection from the parent experienced less anxiety feelings whereas adolescents experiencing parental rejection experience higher level of stress.5 According to the findings of other researches parental acceptance rejection is major factor behind adjustment disorders and increasing the depressive level in the adolescents.6
Table is showing correlation between Parental Rejection scores with Dependency
In girls, aggressiveness was predicted by the variables related to parental practices, specifically high levels of parental rejection and low levels of behavioral control F (2, 75) = 4.64; p = .013, together explaining 11% of the variance.
Similarly, with respect to delinquency, the results indicated that poor maternal attachment and parental rejection predict delinquency [F (2,170) = 9.09, p [less than or equal to] .001].
As Rohner and Roll (1980) had concluded that parental rejection plays an important role in the development of aggressive behavior in young children and adolescents.
The negative psychological, social, and emotional consequences of parental rejection have prompted the development of various psychotherapeutic protocols intended for work with rejected children.
Two aspects of parental rearing behavior were examined in this study, specifically parental rejection and parental nurturance.
Overall, significant associations appeared between perceived parental rejection and both aggression and depression.
Studies in the United States and across the world confirm PAR Theory's assumption that nearly 80 percent of children and adults, irrespective of geographic location, race, and ethnicity, tend to be negatively affected by parental rejection (Khaleque & Rohner, 2002a).
Birth complications combined with parental rejection increase the chances a child will, as an adult, commit violent crimes.
Parental rejection was defined by whether the mother had reported the pregnancy as unwanted, tried to have an abortion, or whether the baby did not live at home for at least four months in the first year of life.
The researchers also tested the roles of four behavioral dimensions in the development of aggression: instigation (parental rejection or lack of nurturance), reinforcement (punishment versus reward), identification (acquiring the parents' behavior and values), and sociocultural norms.