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Marital Quality of Parents and Adolescents Academic Achievement

Mahrukh Aslam

MS/M.Phil. Clinical & Counseling Psychology (2009-2011)

Supervisor: Dr. Ruhi Khalid

The current research investigated the impact of parents’ marital quality on the academic achievement of adolescents. It was hypothesized that there would be positive relationship between marital quality of parents and adolescent academic achievement. The sample consisted of 50 participants (boys=25, girls=25), ages ranged from 12 to 16 years. The sample was approached in a private sector school. Correlational research design was used in this research. ‘Marital Relationship Questionnaire’ was administered to assess the quality of parents’ marriage and academic performance of adolescents’ was assessed through school records. Correlation and Multiple Regression were carried out to analyze the data. The results showed that marital quality of parents had an impact on adolescents’ academic achievement and boys had more deteriorated performance than girls. The study holds useful implications for academia.

Level of Aggression in Networked Violent Video Games Users

Muhammad Ali Khan

B. Sc. Applied Psychology (2004-2008)

Supervisor: Dr. Ruhi Khalid

This study was carried out to investigate the level of aggression in violent video game users. A convenient sample of 51 violent video games users was selected from various video game cafes in Lahore. A survey form was designed; comprising a structured interview schedule and the Buss- Perry Aggression Scale (Buss & Perry, 1992) to measure the frequency and duration of video game usage and the level of aggression in participants. It was hypothesized that a positive correlation would exist between the level of aggression and time spent on playing violent video games. It was further hypothesized that there would be significant differences in the level of aggression among those who more frequently played violent video games and those who did not. Independent samples t-test and Pearson correlation were used to analyze the data. Results showed insignificant correlation between the time spent on playing violent games and level of aggression. Moreover, the differences in the level of aggression between heavy and less frequent video game users also turned out to be non-significant.

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