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| Published: March 03, 2020

The effect of relationship status on emotional maturity and stress

Sanjana Shah

B.A Psychology (Hons.). School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nirja Mistry

B.A Psychology (Hons.). School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.044/20200801

DOI: 10.25215/0801.044

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The main purpose of the present study is to critically analyze the effect of relationship status on the dimensions of emotional maturity and stress of an individual. Emotional maturity and emotional intelligence are key factors in maintaining healthy relationships—romantic or otherwise. Many people are lacking in these areas, which leads to a breakdown in communication and, ultimately, complications in or even the breakup of relationships. Stress is any uncomfortable “emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes.” Stress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. The objectives of the study are to measure the emotional maturity and stress levels of people in a relationship and single individuals independently and to compare the same. The hypothesis of the current study is that singles have low stress levels and have high emotional maturity, Individuals in a relationship have high stress levels and have low emotional maturity and individuals in a relationship have high stress levels and have low emotional maturity as compared to singles. To achieve the specified objectives the method of stratified random sampling will be followed. The sample for the present research will be randomly drawn from different universities and colleges across Gujarat. A total sample of 100(50 male & 50 female) including Under Graduates and Post Graduates will be collected by stratifies random sampling method. Emotional Maturity Scale developed by Singh and Bhargava (2012) will be used to assess levels of emotional maturity of the individuals who are dating and the individuals who are single. Perceived Stress Scale developed by Cohen et al. (1993) will be used to assess stressful feelings and thoughts of the same. Along with responses to the above scales, some personal data information will also be collected from the sample. The data will be then analyzed through correlation, sd and chi square for the comparison of mean scores between groups with the help of SPSS 21.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.044/20200801

10.25215/0801.044

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 1, January-March, 2020