Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15848
Title: Be Happy: The Role of Resilience Between Characteristic Affect and Symptoms of Depression
Contributor(s): Loh, Jennifer (author); Schutte, Nicola (author)orcid ; Thorsteinsson, Einar B (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1007/s10902-013-9467-2
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15848
Abstract: Characteristic affect may influence the development of resilience. Higher levels of resilience may in turn decrease the likelihood of individuals developing symptoms of depression. All first year psychology students (N = 217) were recruited in this longitudinal study to examine whether resilience mediates the relationship between characteristic affect and symptoms of depression. One hundred and seven students completed survey measures at the start of a semester and again 3 months later. Results indicated that greater negative affect predicted worsening of depressive symptoms over 3 months, while greater positive affect predicted a lessening of depressive symptoms over 3 months. Resilience fully mediated the effects of positive affect on change in depression and partly mediated the effects of negative affect on change in depression. These results are interpreted in the context of a hierarchical model of affect and the Broaden and Build Theory, which may explain how resilience arises from positive affect and mediates between affect and symptoms of depression over time.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Happiness Studies, 15(5), p. 1125-1138
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 1389-4978
1573-7780
Field of Research (FOR): 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 354
Views: 355
Downloads: 1
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Psychology and Behavioural Science

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

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

9
checked on Nov 26, 2018

Page view(s)

146
checked on Apr 22, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

 

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

 

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