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Character strengths and mental health : The relationship between social intelligence and subjective well-being through perceived social support among young adults

Kalefeld, J. (2020) Character strengths and mental health : The relationship between social intelligence and subjective well-being through perceived social support among young adults.

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Abstract:Background: Research in the field of positive psychology has shown that strength-based interventions are effective in increasing an individual’s subjective well-being and that personal strengths can act as a buffer against stressors. However, it is not clear how those relationships work exactly. Objective: This research aimed to investigate the relationship between the character strength social intelligence and the subjective well-being measures life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect as possibly mediated by perceived social support among young adults. Due to the amount of stress and life-changing events during early adulthood, establishing a relationship between character strengths and subjective well-being among young adults might be particularly useful. Method: A convenience sample of 141 participants between 18 and 25 years was investigated using self-report measures of the variables of interest. The data was analysed using Pearson’s correlations, regression analyses and bootstrapping. Results: It was found that higher levels of social intelligence led to increased life satisfaction and positive affect but did not significantly relate to negative affect. The effect of social intelligence on life satisfaction and positive affect was mediated by perceived social support.
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/81763
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