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The Associations between Depression, Eustress, Distress and Stress Mindset

Gawlick, D. (2019) The Associations between Depression, Eustress, Distress and Stress Mindset.

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Abstract:The current study examined the relationship between stress mindset, eustress, distress and depression. A correlational survey design was used and participants (N = 153) gave their response to three questionnaires. The aim was to test whether a stress-is-enhancing mindset is negatively associated with depression through the mediator eustress and whether a stress-is-debilitating mindset is positively associated with depression through the mediator distress. The results confirmed that a stress-is-enhancing mindset is negatively associated with depression and that a stress-is-debilitating mindset is positively associated with depression and that both associations are mediated by the experience of eustress and distress. This suggests that having a positive mindset towards stress is a meaningful predictor for a positive stress response and lower depression rates.
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/78124
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