Gender as mediator in the relationships between national belongingness, family cohesion adaptation, and mental resilience

Other Title(s)

النوع كمتغير معدل للعلاقة بين الانتماء للوطن و التماسك و التكيف الأسري و المرونة العقلية

Author

al-Kashik, Majdah al-Sayyid

Source

Arab Journal for Security Studies

Issue

Vol. 37, Issue 2 (31 Dec. 2021), pp.254-268, 15 p.

Publisher

Naif Arab University for Security Sciences

Publication Date

2021-12-31

Country of Publication

Saudi Arabia

No. of Pages

15

Main Subjects

Psychology

Abstract EN

This study aimed to investigate the relationships be- tween national belongingness and family cohesion and adaptation and mental resilience, and to test a moderat- ing effect of gender.

Participants were invited via Email, Facebook and WhatsApp to participate in the study.

The cross-sectional sample in the study was made up of 1,716 participants (63.7% females), with a mean age of 29.2 years (SD=10.33 years).

The questionnaire in- cluded three main scales: the Mental Flexibility Inventory scale, the Family Adaptation and Cohesion scale, and the National Belongingness scale – as well as the de- mographics.

Independent t-tests were computed to ex- amine gender differences.

Path analyses were used to determine the associations between the variables and to test the moderation of gender.

Results showed that fe- males had greater mental resilience and family cohesion than males, and males reported greater family adapta- tion than females.

In terms of associations, a sense of national belongingness was positively related to mental resilience, family cohesion predicted better resilience, and a moderating effect of gender was observed.

The study recommended that interventions to increase family cohesion and adaptation, national belongingness, and mental resilience in people should be gender directed.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Kashik, Majdah al-Sayyid. 2021. Gender as mediator in the relationships between national belongingness, family cohesion adaptation, and mental resilience. Arab Journal for Security Studies،Vol. 37, no. 2, pp.254-268.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1338563

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Kashik, Majdah al-Sayyid. Gender as mediator in the relationships between national belongingness, family cohesion adaptation, and mental resilience. Arab Journal for Security Studies Vol. 37, no. 2 (2021), pp.254-268.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1338563

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Kashik, Majdah al-Sayyid. Gender as mediator in the relationships between national belongingness, family cohesion adaptation, and mental resilience. Arab Journal for Security Studies. 2021. Vol. 37, no. 2, pp.254-268.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1338563

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 265-268

Record ID

BIM-1338563