The Need of Belonging and Sense of Belonging versus Effectiveness of Coping

Agnieszka Wilczyńska, Maciej Januszek, Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz
2015 Polish Psychological Bulletin  
The aim of this research was to describe the dependence between the need for and sense of belonging and symptoms of depression vs. one's capacity to cope effectively. Using path analysis of our data (N = 178), we found direct patterns, in which both depression symptoms and life satisfaction depend to a considerable degree on the sense of belonging. The belonging need influences, in a direct way, the coping focused on the search for social support. Undertaking active techniques of coping,
more » ... ng confrontation with a stressful situation and its negative controlling impact, depends on having a high level of the sense of belonging. In contrast, individuals who cope by means of taking psychoactive drugs show the symptoms of depression.
doi:10.1515/ppb-2015-0008 fatcat:32lmukxagfcy5jyuheyspwc6pu