Loneliness and Emotional Regulation among Un-Married Working Women


  • Zahra Ejaz Visiting Lecturer, Clinical Psychology Unit, Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Naeema Sarfaraz Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Dr Ayesha Sarfaraz Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development, University of Home Economics, Lahore, Pakistan. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5620-0891




Emotional Regulation, Loneliness, Unmarried Women, Working Women


Loneliness is considered as a risk factor for various kinds of psychological and emotional outcomes, however, there is limited research in indigenous context exploring how it effects the mental health of unmarried women who have crossed the marriageable age. The present study investigated the relationship between loneliness and emotional regulation among un-married educated working women (25-55 years). Sample of un-married working women (N = 150) was taken from school (N = 50), college (N = 50) and university teachers (N = 50). University of California Loneliness Scale revised 20-items (Russell, 1996) and Emotional Regulation Questionnaire 10 items (Gross & John, 2003) were used. Data was statistically analyzed using Correlation, and One Way ANOVA analysis. Significant relationship was found between loneliness and emotional regulation in un -married working women. Results also concluded that different age ranges have no significant effect on un-married working women. It is also concluded that income affects the emotional regulation ability of working women. Finding of the research will help in understanding the strengths and struggles of working women who are single. The study sheds light on the so-called impression of the society that being single is a matter of great concern and it challenges the loneliness and emotional regulation level among woman but the results revealed that in educated women, single-hood is not a matter that determines loneliness and it does not affect the level of emotional regulation in professional un-married women.


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How to Cite

Ejaz, Z., Sarfaraz, N. ., & Sarfaraz, D. A. (2022). Loneliness and Emotional Regulation among Un-Married Working Women. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 3(2), 241–248. https://doi.org/10.52053/jpap.v3i2.102