Title

Sense of coherence as mediator in the relationship between spirituality and depressive symptoms among college students

Date of Publication

2018

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Maria Caridad H. Tarroja

Defense Panel Member

Jazmin B. Llana

Abstract/Summary

Spirituality has been established as a protective factor against the development of depressive symptoms. However, the literature explaining the underlying mechanisms in this association has been few. This study investigated the mediating effect of sense of coherence on the relationship between spirituality and depressive symptoms in a sample of 207 Filipino college students. Participants were recruited from three universities and completed the Spiritual Perspective Scale, Center for Epidemiological Study for Depression and Sense of Coherence scales. Sense of coherence is a mediating mechanism by which spirituality exerts its indirect effect on depressive symptoms. A positive association was observed between spirituality and sense of coherence; whereas greater sense of coherence was associated with fewer depressive symptoms. Spirituality is considered an integral aspect in the Filipino community and its benefits can be explained through the mechanisms of sense of coherence.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007665

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Sense of coherence; Depressed persons; Spirituality; College students

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