The mediating role of perceived social support in relation to resiliency and positive orientation
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Instytut Psychologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, Polska
Sebastian Skalski   

Instytut Psychologii, Polska Akademia Nauk, Jaracza 1, 00-378, Warszawa, Polska
Submission date: 2019-08-07
Final revision date: 2019-09-23
Acceptance date: 2019-10-11
Publication date: 2020-01-31
Rozprawy Społeczne/Social Dissertations 2019;13(3):28–37
Abstract: Positive orientation is a latent variable of higher order indicated by components: optimism, self-esteem and life satisfaction. The aim of the presented study was to look for relationships between resiliency, perceived social support, and positive orientation. Material and methods: 211 people (110 women and 101 men) took part in the research. The following tools were used: Ego Resiliency Scale, The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and Positive Orientation Scale. Results: Positive orientation correlated with resiliency and perceived social support. Perceived social support acts as a mediator in the relationship between resiliency and positive orientation. Conclusions: Resiliency and the perceived social support favor positive orientation.
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