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Seeking control during uncontrollable times: Control abilities and religiosity predict stress during COVID-19

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posted on 30.03.2021, 12:43 by Shuna Shiann KHOO, TOH WEI XING (SMU), Hwajin YANG

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need to understand the protective factors that can buffer individuals against psychological distress. We employed a latent-variable approach to examine how control-related factors such as religiosity, self-control, cognitive control, and health locus of control can act as resilience resources during stressful periods. We found that cognitive control emerged as a protective factor against COVID-19-related stress, whereas religiosity predicted a heightened level of stress. These results provide novel insights into control factors that can safeguard individuals' psychological well-being during crises such as a pandemic.

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Ministry of Education, Singapore under its Academic Research Funding Tier 1

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Publication Date

12/02/2021

Journal

Personality and Individual Differences

Volume

175

Pages

1-4

ISSN

0191-8869

School

School of Social Sciences

IRIS ID

148375524

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