Psychological wellbeing in a Turkish-Canadian sample

Uskul, Ayse K. and Greenglass, Esther (2005) Psychological wellbeing in a Turkish-Canadian sample. Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An international journal, 18 (3). pp. 269-278. ISSN 1061-5806. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The study examined predictors of psychological wellbeing in a sample of 181 Turkish immigrants living in Toronto, Canada. Depression and life satisfaction were employed as indicators of psychological wellbeing. A model was put forth in which proactive coping and optimism were hypothesized to predict negatively to depression and positively to life satisfaction. Proactive coping consists of efforts to build up general resources that facilitate the achievement of challenging goals and promotes personal growth and was expected to contribute to the prediction of psychological wellbeing over and above the effects of optimism. Hierarchical regression analyses were conducted with life satisfaction and depression as criteria and demographics, optimism, and proactive coping as predictors. In general, the results supported the hypotheses; the model fit better when the criterion was depression than when life satisfaction was the criterion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse Uskul
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 15:53
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 10:14
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32380 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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