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A Mind set on Stress: Exploring connections between Stress-Mindsets and Mental Health and what Stress-Mindset people hold by default

Rüter Genannt Holthoff, G.L.J.M. (2019) A Mind set on Stress: Exploring connections between Stress-Mindsets and Mental Health and what Stress-Mindset people hold by default.

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Abstract:Stress has a bad reputation in both science and the media. The mindset individuals hold on stress has been found to influence the way we deal with stress. Thus, this bad reputation may have negative repercussions for people who experience stress. It was examined whether individuals hold a stress-is-debilitating mindset by default. Differences in self-reported mental health between individuals who hold a stress-is-enhancing mindset as compared to individuals who hold a stress-is-debilitating mindset were examined. Higher levels of well-being were expected for individuals who hold a stress-is-enhancing mindset. The study was online-survey based with a between-groups design. The results indicate that the stress-is-debilitating mindset is the default mindset. No significant differences in self-reported mental-health were found between participants in the stress-is-enhancing condition as compared to the stress-is-debilitating condition. Considering previous research, on the impact negative mindsets have on our lives, the findings call for a change in how stress is perceived and portrayed. Furthermore, the topics of stress-mindsets and mindsets, in general, hold great potential for research.
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/78196
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