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Rehana Mushtaq
Sadia Saleem
Sayyeda Taskeen Zahra



Objective: This study aims to explore the mediating role of interpersonal problems between emotion regulation and attention deficit hyperactivity symptoms in young adults.

Methodology: This cross-sectional research was carried out from September 2020 to November 2020 in the city of Lahore. A sample of 1190 university students (545 men and 645 women) selected through a multi-stage sam­pling technique with age range18-24 years (M=20, SD=1.55) were given a Demographic Performa, Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS), Interpersonal Difficulties Scale (IDS), and Attention Defecit and Hyperactive Symptoms Scale (ADHSS).

Results: The sample size consisted of 46% men and 54% women selected from BS1 (34%), BS2 (25%), BS3 (24%) and BS4 (17%). Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to investigate the relationship among study variables. Correlation analysis indicated that a significant moderate and high positive relationship between difficulties in emotion regulation and interpersonal problems (r=.56, p<.001), difficulties in emotion regulation and attention defecit hyperactivity symptoms (r=.36, p<.001), and interpersonal problems and attention defecit hyperactivity symptoms (r=.51, p<.001). Furthermore, mediation analysis revealed that interpersonal problems partially mediate the relationship between difficulties in emotion regulation and attention defecit hyperactivity symptoms in young adults.

Conclusion: This research provides empirical evidence that interpersonal relationship problems partially mediate the relationship between emotion regulation and attention defecit hyperactivity symptoms.

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Mushtaq R, Saleem S, Zahra ST. EMOTION REGULATION AND ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY SYMPTOMS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A MEDIATING ROLE OF INTERPERSONAL PROBLEMS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 May 28];36(2):109-15. Available from: https://jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/2930
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