Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues

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EISSN: 23012625
Total articles ≅ 154

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Lois Hei-Wun Poon, Raymond Wai-Man Chan
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 78-89;

This quantitative research aimed to fill the research gap by examining the mediating effect of perceived social support between received social support and resilience. This study's measure of social support comprised three types: emotional, informational, and instrumental. A total of 120 participants were recruited using snowball sampling. To examine the mediating effect, Hayes Process Macro Model 4 was used as a tool for mediation analysis. The result showed that only perceived emotional and informational support were found to mediate between received social support and resilience. Results supported the critical role of cognitive processing after receiving social support in affecting resilience levels. It could further apply to the counseling services, suggesting that psychoeducation or follow-up on clients' perception of the social support they received from their social network matters to the therapy outcome. Social support and cognitive processing efforts are indispensable in practical counseling sessions. Keywords: Cognitive appraisal; perceived support; resilience; social support; support.
Dana Alonzo, Marciana Popescu, Pinar Zubaroglu-Ioannides
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 63-77;

Research during the Covid-19 pandemic established significant negative mental health consequences for individuals across the globe. However, the impact of the pandemic on interpersonal functioning has yet to be established. Additionally, little research has examined the impact on interpersonal functioning across the types of relationships. This study addresses this gap and explores the quality of family functioning, parent-child relationships, and partner/spouse relationships, one-year post-lifting of lockdown restrictions. Telephone interviews were administered to 100 individuals examining health and mental health functioning; sociodemographic characteristics, household composition, quality and nature of family functioning, parent-child, and partner/spouse relationships. Those who experienced a family member contracting covid-19 reported significant impairment in family functioning, while those experiencing increased levels of stress reported significant impairment, particularly related to parent-child and partner/spouse relationships. Findings also indicate that women experience greater impairment in the partner/spouse relationship than men. Keywords: Covid-19; interpersonal functioning; mental health; pandemic.
Gizem Akcan, Seda Uğras
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 104-116;

This study aims to examine the mediating role of the need for absolute truth variable in the relationship between intolerance to uncertainty, depression, and generalized anxiety disorder. The sample of the study consisted of 314 participants between the ages of 18-65, at least high school graduates voluntarily, by convenience sampling method. Sociodemographic Information Form, the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale Short Form, the Need for Absolute Truth Scale, the Beck Depression Scale, and the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scales were applied to the participants to get data. Pearson correlation analyses and regression analyses were applied to the data. According to the results, the need for absolute truth partially mediated the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and depression. Besides, the need for absolute truth had a partial mediating role in the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and generalized anxiety disorder. Keywords: Absolute truth; anxiety; anxiety disorder; depression; uncertainty.
Daniel Tarisayi
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 42-53;

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating mental health effects mainly as a result of measures being used to contain it like self-quarantine, self-isolation, and social distancing. This study seeks to explore the lived experiences of Covid-19 survivors at a manufacturing company in Harare, Zimbabwe. The objectives of the study were to describe the psychosocial experiences of Covid-19 survivors, explore the coping mechanisms employed by the Survivors, and come up with a psychosocial support model for Covid-19 management. A qualitative research approach was used, utilizing a phenomenological research design. A total of 8 participants were selected utilizing purposive sampling. Data was collected using a semi-structured interview guide. The interviews were conducted face to face. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Major findings of the study were that participants had near-death experiences accompanied by grief experiences of shock and panic in the first three days post-diagnosis with Covid-19. Keywords: Covid-19; lived experiences; manufacturing industry; psychosocial support; survivors.
Igor Kopsov
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 90-103;

The paper examines the origins of human behavior and human society. This is done through the lenses of the novel sDAIRA analytical model of human behavior, defining a behavioral act as a sequence of steps: signal(s)-Detection (D)-Appraisal (A)-Intent (I)-Risk analysis(R)-Act (A). A review of components of the sDAIRA model allows us to conceive that human behavior results from an evolutionary evolvement of behavioral phenomena, which initially concern the "functioning of matter," then develop to the "functioning of organisms," and subsequently extend to the "functioning of minds." Consequently, interconnected behavioral models are theorized for different domains of nature, i.e., matter (inanimate matter), life (animate life), and mind (mental phenomena). Furthermore, it is contemplated that society is not a unique attribute of Animalia or humanity but rather a general framework for the existence of all forms of nature. In this way, a material substance represents a community of atoms. Keywords: Culture; evolution; human behavior; sDAIRA model.
Sewagegn Mola Melaku
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 54-62;

This study was designed to assess the psychosocial problems experienced by orphan children, in Addis Ababa town. To meet this objective, the researcher drew 50 out of 420 orphan children selected as the sample participant of the study by using simple random sampling techniques. The questionnaire with open-ended and close-ended items was distributed to all the participants to assess orphan children's psychosocial problems. The research design is a quantitative and qualitative research approach. The quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive statistical measures such as percentage, frequency, tabulation, and tables, whereas the qualitative data were analyzed through structured interviews respectively. The study revealed that the major causes of death among orphan children’s families were natural illness, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and car accidents with known reasons and unknown reasons respectively. The study also revealed that orphans suffer from social problems such as poor interrelationships, living with others, talking with strangers or others, and suffering from the absence of assistance. Keywords: Assessment; children; health; psychosocial; social service; orphan.
Jeslyn Pui-Ki Chan, Raymond Wai-Man Chan
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 01-12;

The study aimed to test whether insight mediates decentering and cognitive coping processes in adaptive and maladaptive types. One hundred and fifty-five Chinese adult participants were recruited to complete an online survey, to report their level of decentering, insight, and cognitive coping strategies. The results of the simple regression analyses showed decentering positively predicted adaptive cognitive coping, and negatively predicted maladaptive cognitive coping process to a moderate degree. Mediation analyses revealed the mediating effect of insight only occurred in the relationship between decentering and maladaptive cognitive coping strategies, suggesting less decentering predicted greater maladaptive cognitive coping processes via a lower level of insight. The study contributed to the new understanding of the decentering mechanism of the cognitive coping process. Insight had a stronger effect on maladaptive cognitive coping than on adaptive cognitive coping strategies. The study provided recommendations to improve outcome effectiveness in mental health intervention. Keywords: Cognitive coping process, cognition, decentering, insight, metacognitive
Yvette P. Rejuso, Maria Vanessa G. Vargas, Shamel P. Magliquian, Sherwin Batilantes, Churchill C. Gumboc
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 31-41;

Due to the proliferation of the COVID-19 virus, a health protocol encouraging social isolation was implemented. However, teens continued to violate this rule, resulting in premarital sex, and young women became pregnant due to unsafe sexual activity. The study aimed to explore the transitional lived experiences of teenage mothers from being students to teen moms in the context of the new normal educational setting. The study utilized a transcendental phenomenological research approach to investigate and analyze the individual activities and behaviors of young moms. For qualitative data collection and triangulation-based data analysis, the researcher employed the live interview and participants' observations that were then recorded via audio and video. The study consisted of five research participants selected using the method of purposive sampling with the inclusion criteria of one teenage mother who were presently enrolled in school and two teenage mothers who had a child or were pregnant during the study's conduct. Using thematic analysis and data triangulation, the study's findings revealed three major themes. Keywords: Coping mechanisms, resilience, teenage mothers, transitional living experiences;
Rand Arabiyat, Pakistan Shihab
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 13, pp 14-30;

This study aimed to identify lifestyles and their relationship with the self-esteem of female adolescents who lost their mothers. The sample of the study consisted of 58 female adolescents who lost their mothers during the academic year 2019/2020. To achieve the objectives, the study developed two scales; the lifestyles scale and the self-esteem scale. These scales were applied to the participants as a questionnaire. Validity and reliability for both scales were obtained. The results showed that the most common lifestyle among female adolescents who lost their mothers was the socially useful style, and the level of self-esteem among female adolescents who lost their mothers was moderate. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences in lifestyle and self-esteem due to the two variables of age at loss and birth order. The results also showed that there was a statistically significant positive correlation between the total score of the self-esteem scale and both dominating style and the socially useful style. Keywords: Adolescent, lifestyle, orphaned, self-esteem
Gabija Jarasiunaite-Fedosejeva, Karina Kravcenko
Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, Volume 12, pp 156-174;

Only a few studies have examined generational differences in attitudes towards homosexuality across Europe. Also, little is known about the explanatory factors for these attitudes. This study aimed at exploring the differences between generations in attitudes towards homosexuality across Europe and examining the importance of individual (gender, education, religiosity, political views and parenthood) and country-related (communist history, laws and policies guaranteeing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people [LGBT] rights) factors in explaining such attitudes of different generations. The European Social Survey Round 9 data with 47,086 respondents from 27 European countries were analysed. The results showed that each younger generation was more accepting of homosexuality than the previous one. While gender, religiosity and communist history of the country were important predictors of attitudes towards homosexuality in all generations, the importance of education, political views, parenthood and laws and policies guaranteeing LGBT rights differed. This study extends the understanding of attitudinal changes and generational differences in attitudes towards homosexuality. Keywords: Attitudes towards homosexuality, generations, European Social Survey
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