The impact of personality dimensions and coping styles on psychological well-being

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  • Nada Padejski Odsek za psihologiju, Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2010.3.269-282

Keywords:

coping, Big Five, psychological well-being

Abstract

The main aim of this research were to examine the relations between the personality dimensions, coping styles and psychological well-being. The sample included 207 participants (both genders, mean age 21,4). Subjects filled out a measure of coping orientation to problems experienced (Brief Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced), personality traits (Big Five Inventory) and psychological well-being (Scales of Psychological Well-Being). Applying a principal component analysis of the questionnaire COPE-b, with Promax rotation, three latent dimensions were extracted and interpreted as Active approach to the problem, Look at social support and Distraction. A series of hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to estimate the unique contributions of coping styles and personality traits in the prediction of psychological well-being. The results indicate that personality dimensions and coping style Active approach to the problem has the most important contribution to the prediction of psychological well-being. Methodological and clinical implications of the results were discussed.

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Published

29.09.2010

How to Cite

Padejski, N. (2010). The impact of personality dimensions and coping styles on psychological well-being. Primenjena Psihologija, 3(3), 269–282. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2010.3.269-282

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