Gratitude, Social Adjustment and Life Satisfaction in Women Wearing Hijab

Saba Sohail (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Zaeema Farooq

This research was conducted for investigating the relationship between gratitude, social adjustment and life satisfaction in women wearing hijab. It was hypothesized that there would be relationship between gratitude, life satisfaction and social adjustment and gratitude and social adjustment would predict life satisfaction. Correlational research design was used and sample of participants N = 100 was taken via purposive sampling technique with age range 20-50 years. The Gratitude Questionnaire (Gray, Emmons, & Morrison, 2002), Adjustment Inventory (Sinha & Singh, 2002) and Satisfaction with life Scale (Diener et al, 1985; Pavot & Diener, 1993) were used to measure gratitude, social adjustment and life satisfaction respectively. The results of correlation analysis indicated that there was a positive relationship between gratitude, social adjustment and life satisfaction. Results of multiple regression analysis showed that gratitude positively predicted life satisfaction. This research highlights the importance of gratitude and social adjustment in determining life satisfaction of women wearing hijab.

Keywords: Gratitude, social adjustment, life satisfaction.

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