A Gender Study on Alexithymia, Romantic Relationship ; Emotions among College Students


  • Tanvi Mohindru Bachelors in Arts, Department of Psychology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India 




Alexithymia, romantic relationships, emotions, college going males and females.


Alexithymia is described as an ability to perceive one’s emotions and control them, which can cause problems in interpersonal relationships such as fear of intimacy and insecure attachments. For those in relationship with alexithymic individuals, feelings of loneliness, uncertainty and misunderstandings frequently surface. It’s critical to acknowledge what alexithymia people experience in the context of a romantic relationship. The aim of the current research is to study alexithymia, romantic relationships and emotions among college going males and females. A sample of 60 college going students (30 Males ; 30 Females) aged between 18-25 years, who are currently dating was taken. Standardized scales were used to measure alexithymia, romantic relationship and emotions. The result found out that there is no significant difference among males and females in alexithymia, relationship satisfaction and emotions. There is negative correlation between relationship satisfaction and alexithymia whereas a positive correlation was found between positive emotions and relationship satisfaction. Further a negative correlation was found between negative emotions and relationship satisfaction and a positive correlation was found between alexithymia and negative emotions. Although some people are better at talking and expressing feelings freely but with the help of practice and attention, people without this natural gift could be benefitted. One should always find constructive ways to express their feelings.


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Tanvi Mohindru. (2022). A Gender Study on Alexithymia, Romantic Relationship ; Emotions among College Students. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.25215/1101.069