Resilience, hope, and subjective happiness among the Turkish population: fear of COVID-19 as a mediator

Satici, S.A., Kayis, A.R., Satici, B., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Can, G., 2020. Resilience, hope, and subjective happiness among the Turkish population: fear of COVID-19 as a mediator. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874

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Abstract

Psychology deals with not only mental disorders but also psychological strengths within individuals. Psychological strengths will play an important role in struggling with the global novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The present study tested a model concerning the relationship between resilience, hope, and subjective happiness using structural equation modeling to identify the mediating role of fear of COVID-19. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among a convenience sample of 971 Turkish individuals (aged 18 to 74 years) from 75 of 81 cities in Turkey. The survey included the Subjective Happiness Scale, Fear of COVID-19 Scale, Brief Resilience Scale, and the Dispositional Hope Scale, and data were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The SEM demonstrated an association between resilience–hope and subjective happiness was mediated by fear of COVID-19 (CMIN/df = 2.664, CFI = 0.994, NFI = 0.984, TLI = 0.984, GFI = 0.994, RMSEA = 0.044, SRMR = 0.024, AIC = 81.334, ECVI = 0.084). Resilience had a direct effect and an indirect effect on subjective happiness via fear of COVID-19. Hope also had a direct effect and an indirect effect on subjective happiness via fear of COVID-19. Consequently, in the fight against COVID-19, individuals who are resistant to stress and have a belief that they can find a way to cope can help prevent the fear of COVID-19 and so enhance good mental health.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Creators: Satici, S.A., Kayis, A.R., Satici, B., Griffiths, M.D. and Can, G.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 3 December 2020
ISSN: 1557-1874
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10.1007/s11469-020-00443-5DOI
1392957Other
Rights: © The Author(s) 2020. Open Access: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 07 Dec 2020 17:07
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2020 17:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41805

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