The positive role of hope on the relationship between loneliness and unhappy conditions in Hungarian young adults: How pathways thinking matters!

Chang, Edward C. and Chang, Olivia D. and Martos, Tamás and Sallay, Viola and Zettler, Ingo and Steca, Patrizia and D’Addario, Marco and Boniwell, Ilona and Pop, Alina and Tarragona, Margarita and Slemp, Gavin R. and Shin, Ji-eun and de la Fuente, Amaia and Cardeñoso, Olga (2019) The positive role of hope on the relationship between loneliness and unhappy conditions in Hungarian young adults: How pathways thinking matters! Journal of Positive Psychology, 14 (6). pp. 724-733. ISSN 1743-9779

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Abstract

In this study, we examined loneliness and hope components as predictors of unhappy conditions (viz., anxious symptoms, depressive symptoms, & suicidal ideation) in young adults. The sample was comprised of 489 Hungarian college students. Results of conducting hierarchical regression analyses indicated that loneliness and hope pathways (but not hope agency) were important unique predictors of anxious symptoms, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation. Moreover, in part, consistent with the notion that hope might buffer the negative effects of loneliness on unhappy conditions, evidence for a significant Loneliness × Hope Pathways interaction effect in predicting each of the three indices of unhappy conditions was found. In contrast, the Loneliness × Hope Agency interaction effect was not found to be significant. Some implications of the present findings for the study and treatment of unhappy conditions in adults are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Loneliness, hope, unhappiness, adults, college students, depressive symptoms, psychometric properties, structure coefficients, anxious symptoms, suicidal risk, predictors, perfectionism, inventory, validity
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 10:40
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:54
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706394

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