Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter

Assessing Academic Underachievement and High Achievement among Pakistani Secondary School Students
Academic underachievement has been an area of interest for researchers, educationists, parents, and learners from last few decades due to its detrimental effects. Literature has well established the significance to identify underachievement at secondary...
Attachment Orientation, Obsessive Beliefs, and Symptom Severity in Patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is considered a great burden to the individual, family, health services, and society as a whole. OCD is identified by either obsessions or compulsions, having one or both are enough for the diagnosis (Mikulincer...
Building Capacity or Provoking Fear: Early Childhood Teachers' Appraisal for Professional Development
Performance appraisal is used to evaluate employees' strengths and weaknesses against the criteria that are set upon the organization's goals (Brown & Heywood, 2005). Researchers (Bartlett, 2000; Keitsung, 1999; Rahman, 2006) suggest the use of appraisal...
Development and Validation of Parenting Style Scale
The term parenting is generally used to explain how a child's behavior and development is influenced by parents (Bornstein, 2002). Darling and Steinberg (1993) defined parenting style as a global climate involving family functioning and entailing the...
Development of Body Dissatisfaction Scale for University Students
The physical body is the first and foremost basis for an individual's sense of self. Every individual sets some standards for his/her ideal physical appearance. Body image is the way a person perceives, thinks, and feels about his or her body (Grogan,...
Efficacy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy among Caregivers of Dementia: An Outcome Study
The worldwide increase in life-span has led to an increase in older population in Pakistan despite economic instability. Due to inadequate resources and lack of insight about disorders of older adults, Pakistan is facing challenges in providing care...
Organizational Factors and Affective Commitment: Moderating Role of Employees' Age
In the face of current business environment which is characterized by cut throat competition and influx of multinational firms, organizations around the globe are continuously making efforts to increase the employee efficiency and productivity levels....
Perception of Emotional and Sexual Infidelity among Married Men and Women
There is no universal definition of infidelity and it has been defined in different ways by different people due to differences in the perception of men and women with respect to their extramarital affairs (Munsch, 2012). Infidelity or simply 'cheating'...
Relationship between Perceived Organizational Politics and Its Negative Outcomes: Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Support
Organizations' productivity depends mainly on its employees' performance. Organizations put maximum resources, directly or indirectly, to increase their employees' performance and to control or cure the reasons that may decrease their performance. Perceived...
Role of Early Exposure to Domestic Violence in Display of Aggression among University Students
Children are at physical, emotional, and developmental risk due to domestic violence (Hornor, 2005). Domestic violence has been defined as a pattern of assault and coercive behavior, including physical, sexual, and psychological attack as well as economic...
Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Chinese Primary School Teachers
For the last twenty five years the researchers have been studying teachers' efficacy beliefs and their influence on teachers' teaching and students' achievement (Cakiroglu, Cakiroglu, & Boone, 2005; Gencer & Cakiroglu, 2007; Tschannen-Moran &...
Test Anxiety and Moving Examination in Science Laboratory Classes
Recent studies suggest that Filipino students' mastery level in mathematics and science are weak when they graduate from high school (Espinosa, Monterola, & Punzalan, 2013). In case of a private collegiate institution in Manila, tertiary level science...
Work-Related Stress among Teacher-Educators: Evidence from Punjab
Stress affects a person in every sphere of life, be it work, home, or interpersonal relationships. All jobs cause stress of varying degree and the phenomenon is becoming a growing concern at global level. In work scenarios related to human services,...
Work Status Differences Related to Personality Traits and Psychological Health among Professional Women
Substantial research has reported relationship between personality traits and health issues. Researchers are more interested in investigating professional women's vulnerability to psychological health problems due to their entry in work force and dual...
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