Perceived ex-husband rejection and psychological distress among pakistani remarried women following divorce: Does emotional intelligence moderate?

Sultan Shujja, Ansa Akram, Jenny Holzapfel, Ashley K. Randall

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The current study assumed that perceived ex-partner rejection is likely to associate with increased symptoms of psychological distress among remarried women who had been previously divorced. Additionally, emotional intelligence may act as moderator between ex-partner rejection and psychological distress, and length of time between divorce and remarriage may play a role in the amount of psychological distress, a woman experiences. In this regard, 99 remarried women, who have been previously divorced, were recruited using purposive sampling technique. Separate hierarchical regressions revealed that perceived ex-spousal rejection significantly and positively predicted psychological distress, however, EI did not moderate between ex-partner rejection and psychological distress. Results further demonstrated no significant difference in level of psychological distress between group of women who remarried within 2 years of divorce, and those who remarried after 2 years of divorce. Implications for relationship researchers and mental health professionals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Psychology
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

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Keywords

  • Cultural variation
  • Maladjustment
  • Rejection
  • Retrospection

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  • Psychology(all)

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