Vol. 8 No. 4 (2021)
Articles

Emotional Abuse as a Predictor of Mental Health Problems among Married Individuals and its impact on their Quality of Life

Aisha Qasim
Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Rabia Muzaffar
Lecturer, Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Published 2021-12-29

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Keywords

  • Emotional Abuse, Mental health problems, Quality of life, Married individuals.

How to Cite

Qasim, A., & Muzaffar, R. (2021). Emotional Abuse as a Predictor of Mental Health Problems among Married Individuals and its impact on their Quality of Life. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies, 8(4), 92–101. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.500.2021.84.92.101

Abstract

The current study was intended to determine the predicting role of Emotional Abuse to develop mental health problems among married individuals and its impact on their quality of life. Present research was quantitative correlational survey design, hypothesizing that there is a significant relationship between emotional abuse to develop mental health problems among married individuals and its impact on their quality of life. There is a significant role of emotional abuse to develop mental health problems among married individuals and its impact on their quality of life. Purposive convenient sampling technique was used to approach N= 230 married individuals ranged between 18-40 years old, from different areas of Karachi, Pakistan. The present study was assessed through Gottman Emotional Abuse Questionnaire (EAQ), Mental Health Inventory (MHI-18) and Quality of Life Scale (QOLS). Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version-22) was applied for the analysis of data. Internal consistency of the study was checked through Cronbach alpha. For the analysis of correlation between variables Pearson Correlation was used. Significance of demographic factors were analyzed through the technique of independent sampling (t-test). Results exposed that there is significant strong negative correlation of emotional abuse with mental health (r= -0.82) and quality of life (r= -0.89). The findings of the research highlighted the significant differences of emotional abuse, mental health problems and quality of life. The results of the present study could be useful for enhancing the awareness on the effect of emotional abuse and the necessity of prevent the abuse for maintaining the relationship.

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