Emotional Regulation, Trust and Quality of Relationship in Married Women

Thesis Title: Emotional Regulation, Trust and Quality of Relationship in Married Women

Student Name: Saima Afzal

Supervisor: Beenish Najam

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018


A correlational study was conducted to investigate the relationship of emotion regulation, trust and quality of relationship among married women. It was hypothesized that emotional regulation and trust would be positively correlated to quality of life. It was also hypothesized that trust would moderate the relationship between emotional regulation and quality of relationship. The sample comprised of 60 women with the age range 25 to 30 years selected through convenient sampling. Emotional Regulation Scale (Gross & John, 2003), Relationship Assessment Scale (Hendrick, 1988) and Trust in Close Relationship Scale (Rempel & Zanna, 1985) were used. Findings of the study indicated that there was a significant positive relationship between emotional regulation, trust and quality of relationship. Trust and emotion regulation significantly predicted quality of relationship. The findings of this research will help to provide information to educators, counselors and therapist who  work with couples who are striving to attain more fulfilling and satisfying relationship specifically in poor quality of relationship.

Keywords: Emotional regulation, trust and quality, relationship, married women.

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