This study explored the relationship between optimism, psychological well-being and quality of life in a sample of females with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). Adult females with physician diagnosed FMS completed measures on optimism, psychological well-being, and quality of life. Levels of optimism were assessed using the Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) (Seligman, 1984). Psychological well-being was assessed using the Ryff Psychological Well-Being Scale (Ryff, 1989). Quality of life was assessed using the Quality of Well-Being-SA (QWB-Sa) (Kaplan, Sieber & Ganiats, 1997). Regression analysis was used to determine the prediction value of optimism on the criterion variables of psychological well-being and quality of life.
|Commitee:||Lacivita, Lori, Malpass, Diane|
|Department:||School of Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 70/05, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Medicine, Social psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Fibromyalgia, Optimism, Psychological well-being, Quality of life, Well-being, Women|
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