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Exploring the Mediating Role of Depression and Positive Orientation in the Relationship between Positive Psychological Factors and Aggression among Turkish College Students

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The current study was designed based on the life balance areas of positive orientation and depression. General mattering and life satisfaction are important positive psychological factors for individuals. The purpose of the study was to investigate both theoretical and empirical gaps in our knowledge of whether general mattering and life satisfaction, which are positive psychology elements, predict aggression among college students. Turkish college students (n = 1467) participated in the study. The results revealed life satisfaction and general mattering had direct effects on positive orientation and indirect effects on depression and aggression. Positive orientation and depression were significant mediators between positive psychology factors and aggression. In this sense, the current study serves the science-practitioner model with the implications for research and practice.


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Int J Adv Counselling