The Need of Belonging and Sense of Belonging versus Effectiveness of Coping

Agnieszka Wilczyńska , Maciej Januszek , Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz


The aim of this research was to describe the dependence between the need for and sense of belonging andsymptoms of depression vs. one’s capacity to cope effectively. Using path analysis of our data (N = 178), we founddirect patterns, in which both depression symptoms and life satisfaction depend to a considerable degree on the sense ofbelonging. The belonging need influences, in a direct way, the coping focused on the search for social support. Undertakingactive techniques of coping, including confrontation with a stressful situation and its negative controlling impact, dependson having a high level of the sense of belonging. In contrast, individuals who cope by means of taking psychoactive drugsshow the symptoms of depression. Key words: need of belonging, sense of belonging, coping, stress, depression.
Author Agnieszka Wilczyńska
Agnieszka Wilczyńska,,
, Maciej Januszek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Katowicach)
Maciej Januszek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Katowicach
, Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz
Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz,,
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2015
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ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languagepl polski
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