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The relationship between perception of control and mood: The intervening effect of cultural values in a Saudi Arabian sample

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dc.contributor.author Senan, Salha
dc.contributor.author Msetfi, Rachel M.
dc.contributor.author Keshky, Mogeda El
dc.contributor.author Halbrook, Yemaya
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-25T08:44:17Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-25T08:44:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8068
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The relationship between the constructs of perceived control and symptoms of mood disorders has been demonstrated. The current study evaluates cultural values both as an individual difference moderating variable and as one of the mechanisms through which the association between perceived control and mood disturbances may operate. The hypotheses were examined with a sample of 615 participants recruited in Saudi Arabia. Participants completed measures of perceived control, individualism and collectivism, and symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder. In general, the results supported a model in which higher levels of perceived control promote a less symptomatic mood state. In most cases, cultural values positively mediated the relationship between perceived control and mood disturbance with lower symptom levels predicted. However, when the components of perceived control were examined separately, high perceived mastery together with highly individualistic values predicted higher levels of bipolar symptoms. In this sample, there was less evidence of cultural values moderating the control–mood disturbance relationship. Only one moderator relationship was identified, which showed low control linking to higher symptom levels only in those who disagreed with individualistic values. Overall, our data are in agreement with the notion that pre-existing cultural values have an important effect on mood disorder symptoms. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation DSR en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PLoS ONE;14(8), e0220509
dc.subject lack control en_US
dc.subject heart disease en_US
dc.subject poorer health en_US
dc.title The relationship between perception of control and mood: The intervening effect of cultural values in a Saudi Arabian sample en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0220509
dc.contributor.sponsor Deanship of Scientific Research en_US
dc.relation.projectid 2 – 246 –1439 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2926263


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