Perceived Parental Rejection and Psychological Adjustment and Gender Differences of Adults' Perception on Their Parents' Rejection

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Discussion This study explored the relationship between perceived parental rejection and psychological adjustment and gender differences of adults’ perception on their parents’ rejection. Overall, the study’s result showed that perceived parental acceptance (both mother and father together) is significantly related to adults’ psychological adjustment. These results are alike to those reported in past studies (Veneziano, 2000; Kim, 2008), giving supports to PARTheory’s premise about perceive parental rejection affecting adults’ psychological outcomes (Rohner & Khaleque, 2002). This finding is also in accordance with previous studies done in various cultural settings (Veneziano, 2000 and Lila, Garcia and Gracia, 2007). Looking into current study hypotheses, the result revealed that for first hypothesis, perceived father rejection is a more significant predictor of adults’ psychological adjustment than perceived mother rejection. This result is consistent with current study’s hypothesis. For the second hypothesis, the results showed that there were some gender differences in male and female perception of father and mother rejection on their psychological adjustment, which partially supports current study hypothesis. In this study, perceived father rejection is a better predictor than perceived mother rejection on adults’ psychological adjustment, and this finding is similar with finding from a past studies (Rohner & Veneziano, 2001; Hussain & Munaf, 2012b). In the past,

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