Emotional regulation, deliberate self-harm and social adjustment among patients with major depressive disorder

  • Madeeha Ehsan Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Anum Rabbani Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Emotional Regulation, Deliberate Self-Harm, Social Adjustment, Patients with Major Depressive Disorder.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the relationship between associations between emotional regulations, deliberate self-harm and social adjustment among patients with major depressive disorder.

DESIGN

Correlational research design.

PLACE AND DURATON OF STUDY

Data was taken from public and private hospitals of the Lahore, Pakistan including Services hospital, Lahore General hospital, Jinnah hospital and Mayo hospital etc. within three months.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

Two hundred participants were collected through purposive sampling technique. Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (Gross & John, 2003), OTTAWA Self-Injury Inventory (Cloutier & Nixon, 2003) and Social Adjustment Scale (Wafa & Kousar, 2015) were used to measure variables under study.

RESULTS

Results revealed emotional regulation had significant positive relationship with social adjustment. Moreover, findings also showed that emotional regulation was significant predictor of social adjustment. However, deliberate self-harm had not any significant relationship with social adjustment.

CONCLUSION

The findings of the present study showed emotional regulation would lead to social adjustment of patients with major depressive disorder.

 

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Author Biographies

Madeeha Ehsan, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
Riphah Institute of Clinical and Professional Psychology
Anum Rabbani, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan

Lecturer, Riphah Institute of Clinical and Professional Psychology

Published
2020-03-31
How to Cite
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Ehsan M, Rabbani A. Emotional regulation, deliberate self-harm and social adjustment among patients with major depressive disorder. J Pak Psychiatr Soc [Internet]. 2020Mar.31 [cited 2024Jul.13];17(01):23-6. Available from: https://jpps.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/28