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It is all just psychological: mindset matters Stress Mindset, its Implications for Mental Well-Being and Personality as a Moderator

Schreiber, C. (2019) It is all just psychological: mindset matters Stress Mindset, its Implications for Mental Well-Being and Personality as a Moderator.

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Abstract:Background There is growing evidence that our stress mindset can be changed and thereby might beneficially influence our health and productivity. This study examined whether stress mindset can be changed, whether this change comes with a corresponding increase in mental well-being and whether the three personality traits extraversion, neuroticism and openness moderate those changes in stress mindset. Methods: A German sample (n = 78), with a mean age of 36 years and a majority of female participants (61.5%), was randomly assigned to a stress mindset (n = 52) or control condition (n = 50). Participants had to complete online surveys at baseline, post-test and follow-up. Results: The mixed two-way repeated measures ANOVA did not reveal a significant time x condition interaction effect neither on stress mindset nor on mental well-being. The moderation analyses using PROCESS (Hayes, 2019) did not reveal any significant interaction effects at post- test or at follow-up for extraversion, neuroticism, or openness Limitations: The study was limited by the form, duration and frequency of its manipulation as well as a high dropout rate. Conclusion: Since the phenomenon of stress mindset presents a possible solution to the perceived growing stress levels and the corresponding health risks in today’s society it still remains important. Thus, future research should test which manipulations effectively change people’s stress mindset and then check for corresponding health implications.
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/78434
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