Predictive Role Of Parental Conditional Regard On Emotional-Social Intelligence And Pro-Social Behaviour Among Adolescents

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Shamshad Bashir (PhD) , Najma Iqbal Malik (PhD) , Mohsin Atta (PhD)


The current study was carried out to examine the predictive role of parental conditional regard (PCR) in emotional-social intelligence and pro-social behavior. Translated Urdu versions of Parental conditional regard (Assor et al., 2004), Emotional Quotient Inventory: Youth Version (Bar-On & Parker, 2000), Helping Attitude Scale (Nickell, 1998) were used to operationalize the construct and collection of data from 250 adolescents with an age range of 15-21 years (M = 19.55, SD = 1.69). The correlation matrix demonstrated a negative correlation of conditional parental regard with emotional-social skills and positive with pro-social behavior. Multiple regression revealed that conditional parental regard provided by mother and father (academic and sport domains), negatively predicted emotional-social intelligence, whereas parental conditional regard provided by their mother and father (pro-social and sports domains) positively predicted pro-social behavior. Current findings entail certain practical implication specifically for parents, family counselors, and clinical practitioners besides the future research. Limitations and suggestions have also been discussed thoroughly.

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