—This research was conducted to study the
alexithymia in association of parental acceptance-rejection
among student population in Gilgit-Pakistan. A total of 116
students (male 95 & female 21) were recruited from different
educational institutes of Gilgit city. The Toronto Alexithymia
Scale was administered to participants along with short forms
of the Adult Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaires for
mothers and for fathers. Results showed that perceived
paternal and maternal acceptance were significantly correlated
with the students’ alexithymia. Additionally, regression
analysis indicated that both perceived paternal and maternal
acceptance independently predicted students’ alexithymia.
—Parental acceptance-rejection, students,
paternal acceptance, maternal acceptance, alexithymia.
The authors are with the Behavioural Sciences Department, Karakoram
International University, University Road, Gilgit-15100, Pakistan
(Correspondence author: Dr. Sadiq Hussain; e-mail:
Cite: S. Hussain and Z. Ahmed, "Parental Acceptance-Rejection as Predictor of Alexithymia among Students in Gilgit-Pakistan," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 285-288, 2014.