THE PERILS OF MARRIED LIFE: DEPRESSION, DYADIC ADJUSTMENT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AMONG MARRIED COUPLES IN PAKISTAN: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF SLEEP DISTURBANCES
The purpose of the study was to assess the association among depression, dyadic adjustment, psychological wellbeing and sleep disturbances. Research has shown that depression dyadic adjustment and sleep disturbances have a considerable impact on psychological wellbeing. The sample for the study included 798 married couples who were selected through purposive sampling technique. Data collection was done through Beck Depression Inventory, Pittsburg Sleep Quality, Diener Psychological Wellbeing and Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Data analysis was done using Pearson Product Moment Correlation, MANOVA and Mediation Analysis. The findings showed a significant negative association between depression and psychological wellbeing and dyadic adjustment. Moreover, depression was positively associated with higher scores on sleep disturbances. It was also found male partners differed significantly in comparison to females with regard to psychological wellbeing, depression and dyadic adjustment. Moreover, sleep disturbance significantly mediated the association between depression and psychological wellbeing.
Keywords: depression, psychological wellbeing, dyadic adjustment, married couples
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