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Psychosocial correlates of hopelessness among men.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute.
2008 (English)In: Cogn Behav Ther, ISSN 1651-2316, Vol. 37, no 1, 50-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Psychosocial correlates of hopelessness among men.

Soares JJ, Macassa G, Grossi G, Viitasara E.

Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden.

This study examined overall hopelessness, explored differences in various variables (e.g. burnout) between men reporting no/mild hopelessness and moderate/severe hopelessness, and scrutinized factors associated with hopelessness. The study design was cross-sectional, and the participants were 517 men randomly selected from the general population. About 12% of men reported moderate/severe hopelessness, and men with moderate/severe hopelessness were more often older, divorced/widowed, low educated, employed in blue-collar positions, on sick leave/other/unemployment/retirement, and financially strained. They also reported more depression, posttraumatic symptoms, and burnout. Only unemployment/retirement, depression, and posttraumatic symptoms were independently associated with an increased risk for moderate/severe hopelessness in the regression analysis, with unemployment and retirement as the most important factors. In conclusion, this study seems to corroborate previous findings and may provide new insights into men's experiences and predictors of hopelessness. More research into the predictors of hopelessness in men is warranted.

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2008. Vol. 37, no 1, 50-61 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescent, Adult, Affective Symptoms/epidemiology/*etiology, Analysis of Variance, Cross-Sectional Studies, Depressive Disorder/psychology, Health Status, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Stress Disorders; Post-Traumatic/psychology, Stress; Psychological/psychology, Sweden/epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14160PubMedID: 18365798OAI: diva2:180680
Internt P2654Available from: 2008-06-17 Created: 2008-06-17 Last updated: 2011-01-10Bibliographically approved

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