Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Optimism, psychological well-being, and quality of life in females with Fibromyalgia Syndrome
by Belcher, Joseph T., Ph.D., Capella University, 2009, 72; 3355934
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chappell, Kelley
Commitee: Lacivita, Lori, Malpass, Diane
School: Capella University
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
Publication Number: 3355934
ISBN: 9781109155389
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