Author: Kinza Zahid
Supervisor: Afshi Yayha Khan
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between coping strategies, locus of control and psychological adjustment in patients with chronic illnesses. It was hypothesized that there would a relationship between coping strategies, locus of control and psychological adjustment in patients with chronic illnesses i.e. Diabetes and Angina. Another hypothesis was that coping strategies and locus of control will predict psychological adjustment in patients. A sample of 100 patients was included age ranges between 18-65 years with mean age of 44 years. . Purposive sampling was used to get the data. Indigenous developed tool Coping Strategies questionnaire (CSQ) was used to access the coping strategies of patients. Multidimensional health locus of control scale was administered to find out the dimensions of locus of control. Psychological adjustment was accessed through indigenous developed tool Psychological Adjustment Scale. Correlation, t-test and regression analysis were carried out for statistics computations of study. Results revealed that there was a significant relationship between variables. Regression analysis carried out the predictors of psychological adjustment i.e. coping strategies and locus of control. T-test revealed difference in coping strategies in patients with diabetes and angina. The implication of the present study will provide the awareness regarding chronic illnesses in health psychology field especially to doctors and health psychologist, in order to make the psychological adjustment better via improving their coping processes and locus of control.
Keywords: Coping Strategies, Locus of Control, Psychological Adjustment, Chronic Illnesses.
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