Moderating Role of Thought Suppression Between Work Centrality, Life Role Salience and Dyadic Adjustment in Emergency Service Providers


  • Shazza Shazdey Raheem University of the Punjab
  • Rafia Rafique University of the Punjab


Dyadic adjustment is a major facilitating factor in lifestyle of Emergency Service Providers (ESP). This research hypothesized that work centrality and life role salience are likely to be positively related to dyadic adjustment of ESP and thought suppression is likely to moderate the relationship between the above mentioned. using a within group research design, a sample of 110 male emergency service providers with age range from 24 to 40 years was obtained from Rescue 1122 headquarters and two government hospitals of Lahore, Pakistan. Dyadic Adjustment Scale (Spanier, 1988); Work Centrality Scale (Paullay, Alliger, and Stone-Romero, 1994); Life Role Salience Scale (Amatea, Cross, Clark, and Bobby, 1986); and White Bear Suppression Inventory (Wegner and Zanakos, 1994); were translated in Urdu. The findings indicated that occupational role commitment has significant positive relationship with dyadic adjustment while parental and homecare role commitment has significant negative relationships with it. Hierarchal Moderated Regression revealed that thought suppression significantly moderates the relationship between variables. This research offers an avenue to researchers to explore the trauma coping strategies and their influence in other healthcare professionals and implementation of couple and counseling therapies for those working under stressful conditions.