E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 2, Issue 4, 2022

Self-Determination, Decision Making and Social Interaction Anxiety among Orphans and Non-Orphans

Author(s): Shafiq F, Rabbani A, Haider SI, Ijaz S


Objective: The current research was conducted to investigate about Self determinism, Ability of Decision Making and Social Interaction Anxiety among Orphans and Non-Orphans Adolescents. Furthermore, this study also investigated the moderating role of Decision making between self-determinism and Social Interaction Anxiety.

Sample: The sample was consisted of (n=300) with the distribution of 150 Orphans and 150 Non orphans adolescents with age range of 13 to 19 years. Data were collected from different Orphanages (Khashana, Darul Shafqat Boys and Girls Campus, Al Kiddmat Foundation) and schools (Govt. Boys High School and Govt. Girls High School) located in Lahore.

Measures: Social Interaction Anxiety Scale, Self Determination Scale and Decision-Making Adolescent Questionnaire were used in this study.

Method: Data were analyzed through Reliability analysis, Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Simple Regression, and Moderation Analysis (through Process).

Results: There was a significant relationship among all variables. Main effect of Gender and category was significant. Decision making is a significant predictor of Social Interaction Anxiety β = .151, F=6.90, p<.001. Further, Process analysis revealed that Decision Making has a moderating relationship between Self-Determination and Social Interaction Anxiety t=2.03, p<.01.

Conclusion: This research has strong implications for Orphans, Clinical Psychologists and other health professionals. They can develop projects to shape better personalities of Orphans and non-orphan adolescents.

Keywords: Orphans, Non-orphans, Self-determination, Social Interaction Anxiety, Decision Making

Pages: 365-370

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