Emotional Correlates of Psychological Well Being Among Young Adults
In the modern world young adult have many problems that are related with various areas of life such as educational, social and economical. These problems have negative impact on their mental and physical health. Psychological well being of young adults is determined by various personality attributes such as emotional regulation, positive affect and negative affect. Some of these personality attributes promote psychological well being of young adults such as emotional regulation and positive affect whereas negative affect is associated with declined psychological well being of young adults. There are several researches conducted in the area of positive psychology which focus on the role of emotional regulation and positive affect in the prevention of physical illness and mental disorders. Negative affect produces negative feeling such as anxiety, distress and sadness which have negative relations with physical health and psychological well being of young adults. The present study examines how emotional regulation, positive affect and negative affect related to psychological well being. The sample of present study consists of 600 young adults. The sample of the present study is further divided into (300 male and 300 female young adults). Emotional regulation questionnaire by (J. J. Gross & O. P. John, 2003) was used for measuring the emotional regulation abilities of research participants. Positive –negative affect schedule by (Watson & Clark, Tellegen, 1988) was used for assessment of positive-negative affective state of mind and psychological well being scale by (Carol. D. Ryff, 1989) was used for assessment psychological well being of young adults. Descriptive statistics, t-test and Pearson product moment method of correlation were used for analysis of data. The results of the present investigation show significant gender differences among the young adults in overall score of psychological well being, dimensions of emotional regulation and positive- negative affect. The findings of the present research also reveal that emotional regulation and positive affect have significantly associated with psychological well being of young adults.