Effects of Attributional Style for Causing Depression in Married Vs Single Females

Author: Amna Liaqat

Supervisor: Ms. Fatima Kamran, Ms. Saima Ghazal

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study aimed to investigate the effects of attributional style for causing depression in married Vs single females. The sample (N= 92; married = 47, unmarried = 45) age range 20-35 was recruited from different towns of Lahore city on the basis of convenience. Dysfunctional Attitude Scale and BDI (II) were used to measure the attributional style and levels of depression in females. Statistical analysis was done by applying Independent sample t-test. The results suggested a highly significant difference between the attributional style and depression levels of married and single females. Married females reported more Dysfunctional attitude style and depression as compared to single females.

Keywords: Attribution style, Depression, Married Females, Single Females

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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