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Op verhaal komen ; Een onderzoek naar de samenhang van Rumination, Narrative Foreclosure en Growth Motivation met depressieve klachten, algemene psychische klachten en positieve geestelijke gezondheid

Klunder, Anneloes (2011) Op verhaal komen ; Een onderzoek naar de samenhang van Rumination, Narrative Foreclosure en Growth Motivation met depressieve klachten, algemene psychische klachten en positieve geestelijke gezondheid.

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Abstract:The present study was designed to examine the relations between Rumination, Narrative Foreclosure and Growth Motivation with depression, general mental problems and positive mental health. These concepts have not been connected before, and were not yet investigated in older adults with mild to moderate depressive symptoms. Positive mental health was considered from a symptom directed as well as a strength directed perspective. In this study the premeasures from participants who enrolled in an autobiographical writing course were used. They filled in a number of questionnaires, which are analyzed in this study. Firstly, a correlation analysis was carried out, after which a regression analysis was executed for controlling the other variables to see whether the correlations between Rumination, Narrative Foreclosure and Growth Motivation with depression, general mental problems and positive mental health were still significant. The results indicated that indeed correlations between Rumination, Narrative Foreclosure and Growth Motivation with depression, general mental problems and positive mental health existed. After a regression analysis turned out that, as predicted, Rumination was strongly correlated with symptoms, and the cognitive and experiential dimensions of Growth Motivation were connected to positive mental health. These findings also confirmed the two-continuamodel (Keyes, 2005); mental health is not only the absence of psychopathology, but also the presence of positive feelings. It can be concluded that it is useful to influence Rumination and Growth Motivation in a (preventive) intervention. Reducing psychological problems could be a result of reducing Rumination, and stimulating Growth Motivation could increase positive mental health. The findings also confirmed the two-continuamodel (Keyes, 2005). It turned out that it is not only important to take psychopathology in consideration, but to also pay attention to positive mental health.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60935
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