Sense of coherence as mediator in the relationship between spirituality and depressive symptoms among college students
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Maria Caridad H. Tarroja
Defense Panel Member
Jazmin B. Llana
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.
Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall
1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Sense of coherence; Depressed persons; Spirituality; College students
Guba, M. A. (2018). Sense of coherence as mediator in the relationship between spirituality and depressive symptoms among college students. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/5564