Relationship between Attitude towards Infidelity, Difficulty in Emotion Regulation and Mental Health Issues among Married Individuals

Authors

  • Samina Anwar M. Phil, Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Naveed Riaz Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fariha Ahmed M. Phil, Department of Psychology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)47

Keywords:

Distress, Emotion Regulation, Infidelity, Mental Health, Well-Being

Abstract

The study examined the relationship between attitude towards infidelity, difficulty in emotion regulation, and mental health issues including psychological distress and psychological well-being. Cross-sectional survey research design was applied for data collection from married individuals (N = 200), including an equal number of men (n = 100, 50%) and women (n = 100, 50%). Along with demographic information sheet, Difficulty in Emotion Regulation Scale (Gratz & Roemer, 2004), Mental Health Inventory and Attitude toward Infidelity Scale was used for the purpose of data collection from participants. Attitude towards infidelity and difficulty in emotion regulation positively predicted psychological distress whereas attitude towards infidelity negatively predicted psychological well-being of married individuals. The findings have important implications in the field of family psychology, health psychology and marital counselling from the perspective of the impact of attitude towards infidelity on the mental health issues of married individuals.

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Published

2022-06-30

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How to Cite

Anwar, S., Naveed Riaz, M., & Ahmed, F. (2022). Relationship between Attitude towards Infidelity, Difficulty in Emotion Regulation and Mental Health Issues among Married Individuals. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 536–548. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)47