Linking Recent Discrimination-Related Experiences and Wellbeing via Social Cohesion and Resilience

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Florez, E., Cohen, K., Ferenczi, N., Linnell, K., Lloyd, J., Goddard, L., Kumashiro, M. and Freeman, J. 2020. Linking Recent Discrimination-Related Experiences and Wellbeing via Social Cohesion and Resilience. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. 4 (1S), pp. 92-104.
AuthorsFlorez, E., Cohen, K., Ferenczi, N., Linnell, K., Lloyd, J., Goddard, L., Kumashiro, M. and Freeman, J.
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The current study examined the relationship between recent experiences of discrimination and wellbeing and the mediating effects that social cohesion and resilience had on this relationship. Using online sampling, participants (N =255) from a South London community rated the levels of discrimination related experiences in the past 6 months, alongside measures of social cohesion, resilience, and wellbeing (happiness and depressive symptoms). Results revealed a negative relationship between recent experiences of discrimination and wellbeing which was explained by a serial mediation relationship between social cohesion and resilience, and singly by resilience alone. The study highlights how recent experiences of discrimination can lead to a depletion of personal resources and social resources (which in turn also lead to reduced personal resources) and in turn, to lower levels of wellbeing.

KeywordsDiscrimination; Well-Being; Resilience; Social Cohesion; Individual Differences
JournalJournal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
Journal citation4 (1S), pp. 92-104
ISSN2587-0130
Year2020
PublisherGökmen Arslan
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