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Emotional Competence and Self-Esteem Amongst Young Adults Raised in Single and Dual-Parent Households

Khushi Dhingra , Dr. Tamanna Saxena

DIP: 18.02.014/20240902

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0902014

Received: April 18, 2024; Revision Received: May 12, 2024; Accepted: May 16, 2024


Emotional competency and self-esteem of young adults (N=60, aged 18-25) raised in single-parent versus dual-parent households were compared. Emotional competency and self- esteem impact relationships, psychological adjustment, and overall wellness. It was hypothesized that early experiences and family structure indirectly influence the development of emotional intelligence and self-concept. The Emotional Competency Scale evaluated emotion expression, regulation, augmentation, and ability to operate with emotions. The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale assessed global self-esteem and confidence across domains like academics and social interactions. Age, gender, and socioeconomic status were controlled. Strong parent-child connections were thought to reduce group differences regardless of family structure. Results from t-tests showed young adults raised by single parents exhibited weaker emotion regulation abilities and reported lower global self-esteem. Dual parenting offers benefits for emotional intelligence and self-perception. Positive, warm parent-child relationships could counteract the risks of single parenthood. This study elucidates factors supporting resilience and healthy development independent of family structure. Future research directions and limitations are discussed.

The author(s) appreciates all those who participated in the study and helped to facilitate the research process.

The author(s) declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Khushi Dhingra @ info.ijcst@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.014/20240902

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0902014

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Volume 09 Issue 2, April – June, 2024

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