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Psychosocial Correlates of Hopelessness Among Men
Stockholm Centre for Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden, and Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm, Sweden .
Karolinska Institutet , Stockholm, Sweden .
National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health , Stockholm, Sweden .
Mittuniversitetet, Mid Sweden University, Department of Health Sciences, Sundsvall, Sweden .
2008 (English)In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, ISSN 1650-6073, Vol. 37, no 1, 50-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined overall hopelessness, explored differences in various variables (e.g. burnout) between men reporting no/mild hopelessness and moderate/severe hopelessness, and scrutinized factors associated with hopelessness. The study design was cross-sectional, and the participants were 517 men randomly selected from the general population. About 12% of men reported moderate/severe hopelessness, and men with moderate/severe hopelessness were more often older, divorced/widowed, low educated, employed in blue-collar positions, on sick leave/other/unemployment/retirement, and financially strained. They also reported more depression, posttraumatic symptoms, and burnout. Only unemployment/retirement, depression, and posttraumatic symptoms were independently associated with an increased risk for moderate/severe hopelessness in the regression analysis, with unemployment and retirement as the most important factors. In conclusion, this study seems to corroborate previous findings and may provide new insights into men's experiences and predictors of hopelessness. More research into the predictors of hopelessness in men is warranted.

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2008. Vol. 37, no 1, 50-61 p.
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Burnout, man
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16038DOI: 10.1080/16506070701628016Scopus ID: 41549135209Local ID: 5639OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-16038DiVA: diva2:688734
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2014-01-17 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved

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