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Effect of Fathers Religiosity on the Quality of

Father-Daughter Relationship

This thesis is submitted to the Institute of Social and Cultural


Studies, University of the Punjab Lahore, for the partial fulfillment
of the requirement for the degree of M.Sc in Sociology.
Arooj Afzaal
Saira Akhtar
Khubaib Mushtaq
Session (2013-2015)

Institute of Social and Cultural Studies


University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between Fathers religiosity
and quality of Father-daughter relationship. In this regard, the researchers analyzed the
religiosity of fathers and perception of their daughters about quality relationship between them.
Researchers have investigated the quality relationship of father and daughter with various
dynamics of their relationship such as trust, flow of communication, sharing, style of attachment,
social functioning of daughters and pattern of socialization. Researchers checked different
determinants of Fathers religiosity and how social virtues such as forgiveness, sympathy,
tolerance and helping behavior towards others help them to sort out their issues of social life and
how it affect their relationship with family and daughters.
A survey research method was conducted using self-administered questionnaire, in Wapda Town
housing society, Lahore.A sample of fifty (50) respondents was selected using purposive or
judgmental sampling technique. Daughters were selected on the basis of age ranging from 14-20.
Scoring and measurement was done according to the procedure as describe in chapter 3 and 5.
The hypothesis of the present study was Higher the level of religiosity of mother, the higher will
be the quality relationship with her daughter. To test this hypothesis Chi-Square was applied by
the researchers. Findings of this research revealedpositive association between fathers religiosity
and quality relationship with her daughter.
Our research findings approved that religion is a fundamental force to strengthen intimate
relationships such as father-daughter relationship so family therapists and curriculum
developers / educationists can use religion as a tool to improve family relations and conflict
resolution.

Acknowledgements
All praise to Allah Almighty who is the supreme, knowledge the ultimate realities underlying all
phenomenons going on in this universe. Praise for the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) who
is the source of guidance and knowledge for humanity.
We are highly obliged and feel pleasure to express our feelings of gratitude to our kind
supervisor Madam Sameen for her continuous support, encouragement, guidance, valuable
suggestions and constructive criticisms which led us to construct a successful research. We must
say her intellectual ideas would help us at every stage of our lives.
The researchers also feel pleasure to say thanks to Dr. Zakria Zakar for giving us valuable
points for carrying and writing a technical research. The researchers are sincerely obliged to their
dear friends whose moral support and encouragement enabled the researchers to complete this
research.

CHAPTER NO 1
Introduction

CHAPTER NO 2
Literature Review

CHAPTER NO 3
Conceptualization and
Operationalization

CHAPTER NO 4
Methodology

CHAPTER NO 5
Findings and Analysis

CHAPTER NO 6
Summary, Discussion,
Conclusion& Suggestions

References

Appendix