Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The broaden and build process: Positive affect, ratio of positive to negative affect and general self-efficacy
Contributor(s): Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2013.841280
Handle Link:
Abstract: Previous research indicates that increases in positive affect enhance personal resources and bring about improvements in various realms of life. The present study examined the role of general self-efficacy as a mediator between increases in positive affect and change in work and relationship satisfaction and mental health. Participants randomly assigned to a three-week intervention intended to increase positive affect showed significantly greater change in positive affect, ratio of positive to negative affect, self-efficacy, work satisfaction and mental health than participants in a control condition. Changes in affect were associated with changes in self-efficacy, work satisfaction, relationship satisfaction and mental health. Changes in self-efficacy were associated with increases in work satisfaction and mental health. The findings incorporate the concept of general self-efficacy into the broaden and build model and provide information regarding the utility of ratio of positive to negative affect indices.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Journal of Positive Psychology, 9(1), p. 66-74
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1743-9760
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 238
Views: 234
Downloads: 1
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Psychology

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record


checked on Nov 26, 2018

Page view(s)

checked on Mar 4, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM



Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.