Received: 21 October 2021
Accepted: 3 May 2022
First Online: 21 May 2022
: The study was approved by the ethics committee of Department of Psychology Ethics Committee (DPEC) at International Islamic University Islamabad. A written consent was obtained from all participants. This study was reviewed and approved by the Department of Psychology Ethics Committee (DPEC) Ref:31/12/2020/34DPEC at International Islamic University Islamabad. All the participants of the study signed written informed consent. All ethical guidelines by the American Psychology of Association were followed. The authors affirmed that there was no breach of confidentiality or academic misconduct (plagiarism and data fabrication) and that research involving human participants, human material, or human data, have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. All the studies on clinical subjects conducted at Department of Psychology at International Islamic University Islamabad are evaluated via the ethics committee. The committee reviews research proposal, tools and guides to be used, expertise and background of the researchers, and verify if the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association have been followed or not. All psychological departments and psychological studies follow ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association. Else a research is not approved by the ethical committee, department and institute. At all universities in Pakistan, at psychology departments, there has been a consensus that researchers are religiously required to follow the guidelines of American Psychological Association.
: A written informed consent for publication was obtained from all participants.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.