Moderating Effect of Psychological Well-being on Relationship among Thwarted Belongingness and Acquired Capability for Suicide among Cancer Patients
Author(s) : Sabira Shakir, Mohsin Atta & Najma Iqbal Malik
Study was design to inspect the moderating effect of psychological wellbeing on the relationship of thwarted belongingness and acquired capability for suicide among cancer patients. 155 cancer patients both male and female were included in this study. Urdu translated version of the subscale thwarted belongingness of the interpersonal need questionnaire (INQ) scale (Van Orden etal., 2012), Acquired capability for suicide scale (ACSS) (Van Orden, Witte, Gordon, Bender, & Joiner, 2008) and Ryff’s scale of psychological wellbeing (Ansari, 2010) were administered. Correlation matrix was used to find out relation between all the variables. Hierarchical regression analysis was applied to find out the moderating effect of psychological wellbeing on the association among thwarted belongingness and acquired capability for suicide among cancer patients. Results showed that decreased level of psychological wellbeing strengthens the relationship of acquired capability for suicide and thwarted belongingness. On the other hand high level of psychological wellbeing yields no effect on the relationship between thwarted belongingness and acquired capability for suicide among cancer patients.
Keywords: Thwarted belongingness, psychological wellbeing, acquired capability for suicide, moderation, cancer patients.