Abstract

The traditional approach in the mental health field is to view psychopathology and indicators of well-being as constructs at opposite ends of the same continuum. Recent evidence suggests that these might be separate, but related, constructs. Participants were 357 undergraduate psychology students who completed online questionnaires measuring trauma symptoms, life satisfaction, and four positive psychological constructs associated with well-being: gratitude, grit, hope, and savoring. Participants were organized into four groups based on life satisfaction level and trauma symptoms. Groups differed significantly on measures of gratitude, grit, hope, and savoring. Results support evidence that psychopathology and indicators of well-being are separate, but related constructs and supports the utility of a dual-factor model approach to mental health.

Date of publication

Spring 5-14-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Language

english

Persistent identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/10950/2594

Committee members

Sarah Sass, Michael Barnett, Dennis Combs, Adam McGuire

Degree

M - Psychology

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