DOSEDLOVÁ, Jaroslava, Helena KLIMUSOVÁ, Iva BUREŠOVÁ, Martin JELÍNEK, Alena SLEZÁČKOVÁ and Lubomír VAŠINA. Optimism and Health-related Behaviour in Czech University Students and Adults. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier Ltd., 2015. p. 1051-1059, 9 pp. ISSN 1877-0428. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.278.
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Original name Optimism and Health-related Behaviour in Czech University Students and Adults
Authors DOSEDLOVÁ, Jaroslava (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Helena KLIMUSOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Iva BUREŠOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Martin JELÍNEK (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Alena SLEZÁČKOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Lubomír VAŠINA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution).
Edition Amsterdam, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, p. 1051-1059, 9 pp. 2015.
Publisher Elsevier Ltd.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Proceedings paper
Field of Study 50100 5.1 Psychology and cognitive sciences
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form electronic version available online
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/15:00080657
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
ISSN 1877-0428
Keywords (in Czech) optimismus; pesimismus; chování související se zdravím
Keywords in English optimism; pessimism; healt-related behavior
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
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The exploratory study, conducted as a part of a research project supported by the Czech Science Foundation (No. 13-19808S), attempted to shed more light on the interrelations between dispositional optimism/pessimism, explanatory style optimism/pessimism, defensive pessimism/strategic optimism, and health-related behaviour. The main objective was to test whether findings obtained on American population and several European samples concerning positive relationships between optimism and health-related activity, and between pessimism and passivity, can be replicated on a Czech sample. The analysis of data from 268 respondents aged between 16 and 96 did not confirm any significant associations between different types of optimism/pessimism and health behaviours except for one: Promotion of mental well-being was predicted by defensive pessimism and by optimistic explanatory style, especially the stability dimension. The study also addresses the complex interrelations between different optimism/pessimism constructs, health-related behaviour, and subjective health problems.
GA13-19808S, research and development projectName: Chování zdraví podporující a zdraví ohrožující: determinanty, modely a konsekvence
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, Standard Projects
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