Brief report : Attention to positive information mediates the relationship between hope and psychosocial well-being of adolescents

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-102
Journal / PublicationJournal of Adolescence
Online published18 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


This study tested the mediating roles of cognitive reappraisal and attentional preferences in the relationship between hope and psychosocial well-being among 712 adolescents. Results of the structural equation modeling revealed that the beneficial relation of hope to subjective happiness, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and interpersonal difficulties was partially mediated by attention to positive information but not cognitive reappraisal. Findings of this study may inform the design of intervention research by highlighting the importance of hopeful thinking style and attention to positive information in mental health of adolescents.

Research Area(s)

  • Attention to positive information, Chinese adolescents, Cognitive reappraisal, Hope