The relationship between extraversion, experiential acceptance and mental wellbeing in the Twente region in the Netherlands

Disse, M.R. (2017) The relationship between extraversion, experiential acceptance and mental wellbeing in the Twente region in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:One of the main interests of positive psychology is finding the recipe for people to be happy. Previous research in this field suggests a significant positive relationship between extraversion and mental wellbeing. The details of this association are merely partially explained so far. Extraverts seem to evaluate social contacts more positive than less extravert persons, which leads to a greater level of mental wellbeing. Beside personality traits, experiential acceptance also predicts mental wellbeing. Experiential acceptance can also be considered as psychological flexibility, which represents the willingness to stay in contact with your emotional states and to adapt to changing situations. The aim of the study was to examine whether experiential acceptance mediates the effect of extraversion on mental wellbeing. An exploratory cross-sectional online, electronic-based survey design was used to investigate the relationship between the variables extraversion, experiential acceptance and mental wellbeing. The constructs were measured with the BFI, the AAQ-II, and the MHC-SF. The main finding of the study was a statistically significant indirect effect of experiential acceptance on the relation between extraversion and mental wellbeing. This finding implies that extraverts seem to deploy experiential acceptance in a natural way, which contributes to their mental wellbeing.
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/72792
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