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Psychological wellbeing and the diathesis-stress hypothesis model: The role of psychological functioning and quality of relations in promoting subjective well-being in a life events study

Machin, Anthony M; Burns, Richard


Negative life events are associated with poor wellbeing and mental health outcomes. Following a diathesis-stress model, we tested whether psychological functioning and quality of interpersonal relationships moderated the effect of life events on subjective wellbeing. This study comprised data from a young and middle-aged adult sample (n= 364) drawn from an Australian university-student population. Results indicated that life events were associated with negative but not positive wellbeing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.09.017


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