The social adjustment strategy in interacting with others determines an individual's success. This study examined the influence of parenting processes and self-esteem as correlates of social adjustment of students with negative body-image. The descriptive research design of the correlational type was used in this study. A total of 96 adolescents with negative body image participated in the study (42.7% male, 57.3% female). The data for this study were gathered using three reliable and standardized instruments: The Parenting Behavior and Dimension Questionnaire (α = .87), the Self-Esteem Inventory (α = .85), and the Social adjustment scale (α = .83). The results demonstrated a strong correlation between parenting processes (r = .201; p<.05), self-esteem (r = .211; p<.05) and social adjustment of students with negative body-image. The strongest predictor of social adjustment was self-esteem (β = .153; t = 1.377; p<0.05), followed by parenting process (β = .136; t = 1.228; p<0.05). It was recommended that educators, counselors, and all other helping professionals be alert and sensitive to the social dispositions of adolescents.
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