Relationship between Irrational Beliefs and Marital Satisfaction between Male and Female Doctors

Author: Zahra Anwar Khawaja

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

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


The present study examined the relationship between irrational beliefs and marital satisfaction in male and female doctors. A Sample of 60 doctors (30 males and 30 females), who were married for at least for a year, had at least one child, with age range 25 years to 55 years and having a minimum qualification of MBBS; was drawn from Sheikh Zaid Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram hospital and clinics of private practitioners. Non probability purposive sampling strategy was used. The Marital Satisfaction Scale by Houdeshell (2006) and Irrational Belief Test (Davis, Eshelman, & McKay, 1980) was administered after seeking official permission from the authors. The results indicated that there is no significant relationship between marital satisfaction and irrational beliefs in male and female doctors.

Keywords: Irrational Beliefs, Marital Satisfaction, Male Doctors, Female Doctors

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