Parental Modeling as Predictor of Filial Obligation in Young Adults


  • Fatima Khan, Farhat Jami, Ruhi Khalid


Filial obligation plays a vital role in family functioning and interaction with parents. The role of parental modeling as a factor contributing to filial obligation was explored in 200 men and women with an age range between 25 to 35 years with mean age of 28.27(± SD 2.38). It was hypothesized that parental modeling would predict filial obligation (i.e. Contact and Family Ritual, Conflict Avoidance, Assistance, Self-Sufficient and Personal Sharing). In addition, the gender differences on Filial Obligation were also examined. The Self-developed Parental Modeling Questionnaire (PMQ) and Felt Obligation Measure (FOM; Stein, 1992) along with a Structured Interview Schedule were used. The Linear Regression analysis and t-test were employed for statistical analysis of data. The results indicated that parental modeling is a significant predictor of filial obligation in young adults. Further, gender differences were observed on four domains of filial obligation except for Self-Sufficient sub-domain. The implications of results for healthy parent child interaction are discussed.




How to Cite

Fatima Khan, Farhat Jami, Ruhi Khalid. (2017). Parental Modeling as Predictor of Filial Obligation in Young Adults. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 48(2). Retrieved from