Future Orientation, Mood and Self-Improvement in Newly Married Men and Women

Author: Sadaf Aftab

Supervisor: Shahnila Tariq

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2014-2016

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


The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between future orientation, mood and self-improvement in newly married men and women. It was hypothesized that future orientation and mood have significant relationship with self-improvement. Correlational research design was used to study the relationship between future orientation, mood and self-improvement. Convenient sampling technique was used to collect data from 100 newly married men and women. Brief Mood Introspection Scale (BMIS) by Mayer (2006), Need for Cognition Scale (Cacioppo, 2013), Consideration of Future Consequences-14 Scale (Joireman, 2006), were used as assessment measures. Results showed significant relationship between Future Orientation, Mood and Self- Improvement. The findings are helpful in resolving the problems of newly married men and women and could enhance the marital satisfaction in couples.

Keywords: Future Orientation, Mood, Self-Improvement, Newly Married.

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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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