Author: Ammara Sana Ullah
Supervisor: Faiz Younas
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research investigated the relationship between self- concealment and relationship quality. It was hypothesized that there was a significant relationship between self-concealment and relationship quality. Moreover, it was also hypothesized that there was a significant difference in the relationship quality of working and non-working women. The sample consisted of N = 100 married women. (n = 50 Working, n = 50 non-working) with age range (25-50) years. (M = 38.5, SD= 8.2) Co-relational research design was used. Sample was drawn by convenient sampling strategy from working teachers and housewives. Self-Concealment Scale (Larson & Chastain, 1990) and Relationship Assessment Scale (Susan &Hendricks, 1998) were used to collect data. Correlation and Independent samples t-test was conducted through SPSS and results were generated. The findings of this research showed that there was a significant negative relationship between self-concealment and relationship quality of working and non-working women. The present research has implications in the field of counseling psychology.
Keywords: Self-Concealment, Marital Relationship, Married Women.
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