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Citation

He F, Cao R, Feng Z, Guan H, Peng J. PLoS One 2013; 8(12): e82939.

Affiliation

Department of Psychology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, People's Republic of China.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2013, Public Library of Science)

DOI

10.1371/journal.pone.0082939

PMID

24358241

PMCID

PMC3866201

Abstract

Burn wounds are severely stressful events that can have a significant impact on the mental health of patients. However, the impact of burns on individuals with different personality traits can be different. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of dispositional optimism on the subjective well-being of burn patients, and mainly focused on the confirmation of the mediator role of psychological resilience.

410 burn patients from five general hospitals in Xi'an accomplished the revised Life Orientation Test, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, and Subjective Well-Being (SWB) scale.

The results revealed that both dispositional optimism and psychological resilience were significantly correlated with SWB. Structural equation modelling indicated that psychological resilience partially mediated the relationship between dispositional optimism and SWB.

The current findings extended prior reports and shed some light on how dispositional optimism influenced SWB.

Limitations of the study were considered and suggestions for future studies were also discussed.


Language: en

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