EMOTIONAL REGULATION, DELIBERATE SELF-HARM AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT AMONG PATIENTS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
To examine the relationship between associations between emotional regulations, deliberate self-harm and social adjustment among patients with major depressive disorder.
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 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.
The findings of the present study showed emotional regulation would lead to social adjustment of patients with major depressive disorder.
Emotional Regulation, Deliberate Self-Harm, Social Adjustment, Patients with Major Depressive Disorder.