Contemporary Psychology, vol. 23, br. 2, 2020


Original scientific paper

The role of personality dimensions, styles of coping and intolerance to uncertainty in the sense of coherence


Boris Mlačić - Institute for Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Mihaela Ovčar - III Economics High School, Zagreb

Fulltext (croatian, pages 121-132).pdf

Abstracts
A sense of coherence has been shown to be a significant factor contributing to positive health outcomes. In previous research, personality dimensions have been shown to be a significant predictor of the sense of coherence, while coping styles have been significantly associated with the sense of coherence. The relationship between the construct of intolerance to uncertainty and the sense of coherence was not researched this far and the aim of this study was to examine the predictive contribution of personality dimensions, coping styles, and intolerance of uncertainty to coherence in young adults. The results of hierarchical regression analysis have shown that personality dimensions from Big Five model are strongly contributing to the explanation of the variance of sense of coherence. In addition, coping styles and intolerance of uncertainty have managed to further explain the variance of the criterion. This research has shown that higher levels of emotional stability, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness; more frequent use of problem-oriented coping; less frequent use of coping avoidance; and lower levels of intolerance to uncertainty significantly predict a stronger sense of coherence.

Keywords
sense of coherence, personality dimensions, coping styles, intolerance to uncertainty



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