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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024
Exploring the Interplay of Purpose in Life, Conflict Resolution, and Quality of Life in Middle Adulthood: A Correlational Study
Abstract: The aim of this research is to study the relationship between purpose in life, conflict resolution styles, one?s quality of life & attitude towards seeking professional psychological help in the middle adulthood, a study-population important in utilizing the knowledge already gained, re-identifying values, beliefs and generating new sources of wisdom. This correlational study identifies possible associations between purpose in life, conflict resolution styles with the marital partner, quality of life, and attitude towards seeking professional psychological help and their strength and direction. Results show significant inverse relationships of Physical health with conflict engagement style, and self-protection style. Positive problem solving shows direct association with Psychological health. Conflict engagement and self-protection showed inverse relationship with Psychological health, Relationships as well as the Environment domains of Quality of Life. No statistically significant relationship was found among attitude towards seeking professional psychological help, Purpose in Life and Conflict resolution styles. Nonetheless, the relationship of conflict engagement, self-protection and acceptance with help seeking attitude was inverse unlike positive problem solving.The study gives a strong rationale for training programs tailor-made for male and female participants for effective conflict resolution to prevent psychological health issues and to promote positive growth among individuals in middle age.
Keywords: Quality of Life, Conflict Resolution, Middle adulthood, Correlational study, Help-seeking
Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,
Pages: 35 - 43