Asst.Prof.Dr.Thseen Nazir presented Paper titled “Emotional abuse, Emotional Competence and Self-Concept as correlates of Academic achievement of boys and girls” in 3 rd International Interdisciplinary conference “Trauma and Nightmare” at Gdansk, Poland on 5-6 th March 2020. Abstract of the paper:
İn modern society adolescence period or we can say the period of expectations are prone to depression and frustration. They get easily frustrated and depressed, either they are getting poor grades or being scolded by parents or teachers or having any other issues in their peer circles. They face a number of internal and external struggles. They feel stressed due to parental, environmental and social pressures. All these problems are related to each other directly or indirectly. And these problems have certain consequences. One of the main consequences is their low academic score. What were the reasons behind their low academic score or what were its other consequences on their daily life. This study is an effort to answer these questions .The present study was directed on 300 adolescents (boys n = 150, & girls n = 150) using stratified sampling method. Different scales were used to measure each variable of the study. Results revealed that boys and girls significantly differ in terms of emotional abuse as boys were found to be highly emotionally abused than girls. Also results show that significant difference was found between boys and girls in terms of their emotional competency, girls are found to be emotionally competent than boys. Our findings show that boys and girls differ significantly in terms of academic achievement. Boys are found to be low in their academic achievement whereas girls perform better in their academics. The study also confirm that boys and girls significantly differ in terms of different dimensions of emotional abuse i.e. rejection, terrorizing, isolation, ignoring and corruption.
Keywords; Emotional abuse, Emotional Competence, Self-Concept, Academic achievement, Boys, Girls.