Mediating Role of Rumination between Neuroticism and Depression among the Married and Unmarried Nurses of Multan


  • Syed Muzaffar Hussain Syed Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Saralah Devi Mariamdaram Chethiyar College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Nabisah Binti Ibrahim College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia



Keywords: Rumination, Neuroticism, Depression, Nurses, Multan.



The present research was directed to study the mediating role of rumination between neuroticism and depression among the married and unmarried nurses of Multan. Data was taken from (n=150) nurses through a stratified proportional sampling method. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Ruminative Response Scale and Big Five Inventory were utilized as an assessment measure in the present research. SPSS-21 version was used in the current research. Pearson product-moment correlation analysis revealed that rumination and neuroticism have a significant positive (P = .05) relationship with depression. However, hierarchical regression analysis by Baron and Kenny method shows that rumination shows a significant mediating (P = .05) role between neuroticism and depression. Consequences determined that a higher level of ruminating thoughts and neuroticism would lead to depression. The present study will help to understand the consequences of depression, especially among nurses. Existing policies and coping strategies could be inquired and could probably to improve to better help this population. Based on this study, it is not only particular for professionals or nurses to be aware of depression toward a better life in the Pakistani society but also to be educated on the culture itself and clinical area.