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Title: Positive Psychology: The stress-buffering effect of positive psychological dispositions
Authors: Mak, Alan Jit-Ho (麥浙灝)
Department: Department of Applied Social Studies
Issue Date: 2007
Course: SS5790
Programme: PGD Psychology
Supervisor: Dr Julian Lai
Subjects: Positive psychology.
Stress (Psychology)
College students -- China -- Hong Kong -- Psychology.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the daily hassles and resilience on tertiary students’ well-being in Hong Kong. Relevant literature researches identified that resilience has been referred to as a constellation of personal resources. One of the most significant was the disposition of optimism. Additional suggestion shows that resilience has been referred to a person who can remain physically healthy even undergoing an experience high level of stress. Participants were 154 undergraduate Hong Kong students, in which each of them were asked to complete a cross-sectional survey. A tailored hassles scale for the students was used. Results of a multiple regression analyses indicated that hassles and resilience had a significant interaction in predicting a person’s well-being level. Future studies could examine the more stable personality dispositions for a more appreciate measure of the personal well-being disposition.
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