The Relations among personality traits, emotional expression, quality of life and romantic relationship satisfaction of migraine patients: an emotional expression group therapy practice

Download
2017
Kaya Kurtman, Pınar
The main purpose of present dissertation is to investigate the predictive role of personality traits on quality of life and relationship satisfaction of migraine patients; and the moderator role of emotional expression of the patients in these relationships. In addition, the other purpose is to examine the effect of an emotional expression group psychotherapy in terms of emotional expression, quality of life and romantic relationship satisfaction of the migraine patients. Three studies were conducted in the scope of thesis. The purposes of Study 1 were adapting Migraine Specific Questionnaire (MSQ version 2.1) to Turkish and calculating its psychometric properties. Data for Study 1 and 2 was collected from 150 migraine patients who met the inclusion criterion of being married or having a romantic relationship at least for the last 6 months. Psychometric properties of MSQ (Version 2.1) was calculated in Study 1 which revealed good reliability and validity. Multiple moderation analyses were conducted in Study 2. Different emotional expression styles moderated the association of personality characteristics and quality of life or relationship satisfaction. In addition, Study 3 included an intervention of emotional expression which was a psychoeducational group therapy for migraine patients. Only, woman migraine patients participated in 8 session of group therapy for Study 3 and data collected from them before and after the intervention. Related-samples Wilcoxon signed-rank test was conducted for Study 3. Results showed that group therapy elicited an increase in role function restriction scores when it was compared pre-post measurements. Results and their implications, as well as the strengths and limitations of the study, were discussed in the light of the literature. 

Suggestions

The Effects of early maladaptive schemas on partners’ marital satisfaction: the mediating roles of schema coping styles and perceived partner responsiveness
Akkol, Selin; Karancı, Ayşe Nuray; Department of Psychology (2017)
The aims of the current study are to examine (1) the possible effects of early maladaptive schemas, schema coping styles, and perceived partner responsiveness on marital satisfaction; (2) the mediating role of avoidance coping style; (3) the mediating role of compensation schema coping style; and (4) the mediating role of perceived partner responsiveness in the relationship between schema domains (i.e. Impaired Autonomy, Disconnection, Unrelenting Standards, Impaired Limits, and Other Directedness) and mari...
The Interplay between self compassion, attachment security & relational attributions on marital functioning
Terzi, Hilal; Sümer, Nebi; Department of Psychology (2015)
This thesis aims to investigate the dyadic effects of adult attachment orientations, self-compassion, and relational attributions on marital functioning (i.e., marital satisfaction and conflict) with a double-mediation model. It is expected that couples’ marital functioning will be predicted by a set of two sequential links from adult attachment dimensions to self-compassion and then to relational attributions. In this study, spouses’ attachment related anxiety was expected to predict their self-compassion ...
Relationship maintenance behaviors and marital satisfaction: the mediator roles of relational equity and appreciation /
Akçabozan Kayabol, Nazlı Büşra; Sümer, Zeynep; Department of Educational Sciences (2017)
The aim of the present study is to examine the influence of self-reported and perceived partners’ use of maintenance behaviors (openness, sharing tasks, positivity), relational equity, felt and expressed appreciation on marital satisfaction. For this purpose, two structural models were tested. In the first model, felt appreciation and relational equity were investigated as mediators of the relationships between self-reported use of maintenance behaviors and marital satisfaction. In the second model, relatio...
The Distinctive Associations of Interpersonal Problems with Personality Beliefs Within the Framework of Cognitive Theory of Personality Disorders
Akyunus, Miray; Gençöz, Tülin (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-03-01)
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between interpersonal problems and dysfunctional beliefs associated with personality disorders, within the framework of cognitive theory of personality disorders. Based on the proposition of cognitive theory, different dimensions of interpersonal problems which were assessed through the coordinates of interpersonal circumplex model were expected to be associated with specific categories of personality beliefs namely, deprecating, inflated, and ambivalent...
Countertransference manifestations to chronically vs. acutely ill patients: the effects of therapists’ death anxiety and health behaviors
Süsen, Yankı; Bozo Özen, Özlem; Department of Psychology (2017)
The aim of the present dissertation is to determine the effects of both patients’ medical conditions and therapists’ death anxiety and health behaviors on affective, cognitive, and behavioral countertransference manifestations. A total of 100 par-ticipants having previously offered psychotherapy service and having conducted at least 10 therapy sessions up till the present study were included. After death anxiety and health behaviors levels of the participants were assessed via an online questionnaire set, p...
Citation Formats
P. Kaya Kurtman, “The Relations among personality traits, emotional expression, quality of life and romantic relationship satisfaction of migraine patients: an emotional expression group therapy practice,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2017.