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Lookup NU author(s): Kara McTiernan,
Dr Fiona Gullon-Scott,
Dr Rob DudleyORCiD
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© 2020, International Journal of Wellbeing Charitable Trust. All rights reserved.Paranoid ideation is often preceded by negative interactions impacting on peoples’ sense of self and wellbeing. The National Health Service in the United Kingdom is promoting wellbeing but there is a paucity of research. The authentic happiness theory and a strength intervention were drawn upon in a preliminary investigation of the relationships between strength-use, wellbeing and paranoia. In a cross-sectional study, students (N=531) completed measures of strength-use, wellbeing, self-beliefs and paranoia. Pearson’s correlations, hierarchical multiple regression analysis, moderation analysis and mediation analysis were used to analyse the data. Strength-use was positively associated with life satisfaction and positive self-beliefs. There was a negative correlation between life satisfaction and paranoia, and higher positive self-beliefs were associated with lower paranoia. Paranoid ideation significantly predicted lower life satisfaction after controlling other symptoms of psychosis. Strength-use moderated the relationship between paranoia and life satisfaction. As hypothesised life satisfaction and positive self-beliefs mediated the relationship between strength-use and paranoia. The findings support delivering strength-use interventions to harness clients’ wellbeing.
Author(s): McTiernan K, Gullon-Scott F, Dudley R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Wellbeing
Online publication date: 31/05/2017
Acceptance date: 10/03/2020
Date deposited: 26/11/2020
ISSN (electronic): 1179-8602
Publisher: International Journal of Wellbeing Charitable Trust
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