Rumination, Catharsis and Life Satisfaction in Adolescents

Thesis Title: Rumination, Catharsis and Life Satisfaction in Adolescents

Author Name: Ayesha Lodhi

Supervisor: Faiza Rasool

Year: 2017

Degree: MSC

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk,

Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of rumination, catharsis and life satisfaction in adolescents. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between rumination, catharsis and life satisfaction in adolescents. It was also hypothesized that rumination and catharsis are likely to predict life satisfaction in adolescents. The sample comprised of 100 students, age ranged 13 –19 years both boys and girls. For assessment Catharsis Measurement Scale (Vaughn, 2015), Rumination Response Scale (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2003) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, 1993) were used. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to see the relationship between rumination, catharsis and life satisfaction. Result depicted that there was not a significant relationship between rumination, catharsis and life satisfaction. Regression analysis was used to see the predicting role of rumination and catharsis on life satisfaction. Result of regression analysis depicted that rumination and catharsis were not significant predictors of life satisfaction in adolescents. Findings help to widen the understanding of why catharsis is important to demolish rumination and how life can be satisfied through catharsis and rumination.

Keywords:

Rumination, catharsis, life satisfaction

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