Social psychology of mental health: The social structure and personality perspective



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Sánchez Moreno, Esteban and Barrón López de Roda, Ana (2003) Social psychology of mental health: The social structure and personality perspective. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 6 (1). pp. 3-11.

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Previous research has revealed a persistent association between social structure and mental health. However, most researchers have focused only on the psychological and psychosocial aspects of that relationship. The present paper indicates the need to include the social and structural bases of distress in our theoretical models. Starting from a general social and psychological model, our research considered the role of several social, environmental, and structural variables (social position, social stressors, and social integration), psychological factors (self-esteem), and psychosocial variables (perceived social support). The theoretical model was tested working with a group of Spanish participants (N = 401) that covered a range of social positions. The results obtained using structural equation modeling support our model, showing the relevant role played by psychosocial, psychological and social, and structural factors Implications for theory and intervention are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mental health, Social structure, Social support, Self-esteem, Social integration
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Salud mental, Estructura social, Autoestima, Apoyo social, Integración social
Subjects:Medical sciences > Psychology > Social psychology
ID Code:38325
Deposited On:08 Jun 2017 15:12
Last Modified:29 Nov 2018 13:02

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