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Positive Meta-Cognitions and Meta-Emotions Facilitate Marital Adjustment


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The positive metacognitions and meta-emotions measured by PMCEQ measures adaptive metacognitive beliefs people hold about their own cognitive and emotional processes. The study aimed to examine the independent and interaction effects of 'gender' (men & women) and 'levels (low & high) of facets of positive metacognitions and meta-emotions' on marital consensus, affectional expression, marital cohesion, marital satisfaction and overall marital adjustment. For this purpose, 318 spouses (159 husbands & 159 wives) were purposively sampled and were individually administered PMCEQ-H (the Hindi version of Positive Metacognitions & Meta-emotions Questionnaire; PMCEQ) and Marital Adjustment Scale (MAS). The participants falling below M 1SD and above M + 1SD on PMCEQ-H1, PMCEQ-H2 and PMCEQ-H3 factors of PMCEQ-H (respectively referred to as low & high scorers), besides the 'gender' (men & women) variables, were screened out. The 2 x 2 ANOVA (2 gender x 2 levels of facets of PMCEQ-H) performed on the scores of the facets of marital adjustment revealed non-significant main effect of'gender' and interaction effect of 'gender X levels of facets of PMCEQ-H' on all measures of marital adjustment, and significant main effect of (i)levels of PMCEQ-H' on marital satisfaction, affectional expression and overall marital adjustment, (ii) 'levels of PMCEQ-H2' on marital cohesion, marital satisfaction, and overall marital adjustment, and (iii)levels of PMCEQ-H3' for marital consensus and overall marital adjustment; and high as compared to the low scorers on PMCEQ-H1, PMCEQ-H2, and PMCEQ-H3 manifested significantly higher indices on overall adjustment. The findings demonstrated that high level of positive metacognitions and meta-emotions manifest significantly better marital adjustment in married couples.

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Positive Metacognitions and Meta-Emotions, Marital Adjustment, Married Couples, PMCEQ-H.
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Rashmi Rani
Department of Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Seema Rani Sarraf
Department of Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dipti Pandey
Department of Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Arun Kumar Jaiswal
Department of Psychology, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


The positive metacognitions and meta-emotions measured by PMCEQ measures adaptive metacognitive beliefs people hold about their own cognitive and emotional processes. The study aimed to examine the independent and interaction effects of 'gender' (men & women) and 'levels (low & high) of facets of positive metacognitions and meta-emotions' on marital consensus, affectional expression, marital cohesion, marital satisfaction and overall marital adjustment. For this purpose, 318 spouses (159 husbands & 159 wives) were purposively sampled and were individually administered PMCEQ-H (the Hindi version of Positive Metacognitions & Meta-emotions Questionnaire; PMCEQ) and Marital Adjustment Scale (MAS). The participants falling below M 1SD and above M + 1SD on PMCEQ-H1, PMCEQ-H2 and PMCEQ-H3 factors of PMCEQ-H (respectively referred to as low & high scorers), besides the 'gender' (men & women) variables, were screened out. The 2 x 2 ANOVA (2 gender x 2 levels of facets of PMCEQ-H) performed on the scores of the facets of marital adjustment revealed non-significant main effect of'gender' and interaction effect of 'gender X levels of facets of PMCEQ-H' on all measures of marital adjustment, and significant main effect of (i)levels of PMCEQ-H' on marital satisfaction, affectional expression and overall marital adjustment, (ii) 'levels of PMCEQ-H2' on marital cohesion, marital satisfaction, and overall marital adjustment, and (iii)levels of PMCEQ-H3' for marital consensus and overall marital adjustment; and high as compared to the low scorers on PMCEQ-H1, PMCEQ-H2, and PMCEQ-H3 manifested significantly higher indices on overall adjustment. The findings demonstrated that high level of positive metacognitions and meta-emotions manifest significantly better marital adjustment in married couples.

Keywords


Positive Metacognitions and Meta-Emotions, Marital Adjustment, Married Couples, PMCEQ-H.