Parent-Child Relationship, Demographic Attributes and Self-Defeating Behaviour Patterns among Individuals with Substance Use Disorder

Parent-Child Relationship and Substance Use Disorder


  • Talala Usman Riphah Institute of Clinical and Professional Psychology, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • . Asia Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Fizza Haq University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sheraz Ahmad University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan



Parent-Child Relationship, Locus of Control, Self-Defeating Behaviour


The human needs belong to the universal, fundamental, and influential needs and its effects on mental health if people get social rejection and exclusion. The maladaptive patterns were developed, and it could continue till adulthood. Objective: To look at the relationship and prediction of Parent-Child and self-defeating behaviour in individuals with substance use disorder. Methods: It was correlational research in which purposive sampling was used to collect data of 150 participants with substance use disorder from Hospital and Rehabilitation Centres. Pearson product moment correlation analysis, linear regression analysis was used to find correlation and predication respectively, while 5% (0.05). p-value was used for the study to analysis significance of the variables. The inventory of parents and peer attachment, and Ottawa self-injury inventory were individually administered to measure parent-child relationship, and self-defeating behaviour respectively. Results: Parent-child relationship was negative significant with Self-defeating behaviour (r=-0.182, p≤.05), family member (r= -0.33, p≤0.005) and with life satisfaction (r= -0.27, p≤0.001), while self-defeating behaviour was positively significant with age (r= 0.29, p≤0.005), family status (r=0.19, p≤0.05) and duration with drug use (r= 0.17, p≤0.05). Negatively significant with education (r= -0.19, p≤0.05), marital status (r= -0.28, p≤0.005) and life satisfaction (r= -0.27, p ≤0.005). The result showed that 11% of the variance explained by demographic variable in self-defeating behaviour of participants. Conclusions: It was concluded that negative relationship found between parent-child relationship and self-defeating behaviour. Parent-Child relationship is significant predictor of self-defeating behaviour with demographic variables.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i03.579
Published: 2023-03-31

How to Cite

Usman, T. ., Asia, ., Haq, F. ., & Ahmad, S. . (2023). Parent-Child Relationship, Demographic Attributes and Self-Defeating Behaviour Patterns among Individuals with Substance Use Disorder : Parent-Child Relationship and Substance Use Disorder. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(03), 108–112.



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