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Thesis Title: Emotional Regulation, Coping Strategies and Social Adjustment in Acid Burn Victims

Student Name: Bakhtawar Kaneez Fatima

Supervisor: Zaeema Farooq

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to investigate emotional regulation, coping strategies and social adjustment in acid burn victims. It was hypothesized that emotional regulation and coping strategies would be positively correlated with social adjustment. It was also hypothesized that emotional regulation and coping strategies would predict social adjustment in acid burn victims. Correlational research design was used with the sample consisted of acid burn victims N = 50 with age range 18 to 45 years. The data was taken from the burn Units of the Government hospitals using purposive sampling technique. Assessment measures included Urdu Versoin of Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (EQR; James & Gross, 2013; Kausar & Khan, 2014), Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ; Kausar, 2004) and Social Adjustment Scale (SAS; Kausar, 2014) were used to measure emotional regulation, coping strategies and social adjustment respectively. The results revealed that education and family income were positively correlated with social adjustment. Cognitive reappraisal was positively correlated with religious coping only. Furthermore, active focused coping, avoidance coping and religious coping were positively correlated with social adjustment except for active distracting coping strategy. Moreover, only religious coping predicted social adjustment in acid burn victims. This research highlights the importance of religious coping in determining social adjustment in acid burn victims.

Keywords:    Emotional    regulation,    coping    strategies,    social adjustment, acid burn patients.

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