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Perceived maternal and paternal acceptance-rejection in relation to positive esteem and self-deprecation of Armenian American adolescents and emerging adults

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Armenian American adolescents' and emerging adults' perceptions of parental acceptance and rejection in relation to their self-esteem (i.e., positive esteem and self-deprecation). Self-report survey data were collected from 404 Armenian American participants: (a) 233 adolescents ranging in age from 13 to 18 years old (M = 14.9) and (b) 171 emerging adults ranging in age from 18 to 29 years old (M = 20.1). Zero-order correlations showed that (a) perceived maternal and paternal acceptance were both significantly and positively correlated with positive esteem and significantly and negatively correlated to self-deprecation, (b) perceived maternal and paternal rejection were both significantly and positively correlated with self-deprecation and significantly and negatively correlated with positive esteem. The multiple regression analysis revealed the perceived parenting variables accounted for substantially more variance in self-deprecation (28% to 32%) than positive esteem (13% to 19%).

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