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dc.contributor.authorMoradi, Saleh
dc.contributor.authorJang, Kyungho
dc.contributor.authorPehrson, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorBoden, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorArahanga-Doyle, Hitaua
dc.contributor.authorHunter, John A.
dc.contributor.authorSaleem, Nuzha
dc.contributor.authorScarf, Damian
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-27T14:30:07Z
dc.date.available2019-06-27T14:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-26
dc.identifier.citationMoradi , S , Jang , K , Pehrson , S , Boden , H , Arahanga-Doyle , H , Hunter , J A , Saleem , N & Scarf , D 2019 , ' Express yourself? Ease to express one’s identity mediates the relationship between national belonging and mental health ' , Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online , vol. Latest Articles . https://doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2019.1632907en
dc.identifier.issn1177-083X
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 259396155
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 1038399b-9e74-467f-b7dd-91139091cdb2
dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:0EF6ADB8036ED527A98BD2160CF546CA
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9259-6408/work/60196843
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85068207677
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/17989
dc.description.abstractA number of studies have reported a positive relationship between levels of national identification and well-being. Although this link is clear, the relationship is likely influenced by a number of other variables. In the current study, we examine two such variables: age and the ease with which people feel they can express their identity in the national context. Participants were drawn from three waves (2008–12) of the biannual New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS). The NZGSS consists of a number of questions related to well-being. The current study utilised the questions related to one’s sense of belonging to New Zealand, ease to express one’s identity in New Zealand, and mental health. When controlling for physical health, standard of living, and several demographic control variables, there was a clear relationship between one’s sense of belonging to New Zealand and mental health. Further, this relationship was stronger for older than younger participants. Finally, the ease with which participants felt they could express their identity in New Zealand partially mediated the relationship. Future research should elucidate which specific aspects of their identity people feel is constrained in the national context.A number of studies have reported a positive relationship between levels of national identification and well-being. Although this link is clear, the relationship is likely influenced by a number of other variables. In the current study, we examine two such variables: age and the ease with which people feel they can express their identity in the national context. Participants were drawn from three waves (2008-12) of the biannual New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS). The NZGSS consists of a number of questions related to well-being. The current study utilised the questions related to one's sense of belonging to New Zealand, ease to express one?s identity in New Zealand, and mental health. When controlling for physical health, standard of living, and several demographic control variables, there was a clear relationship between one?s sense of belonging to New Zealand and mental health. Further, this relationship was stronger for older than younger participants. Finally, the ease with which participants felt they could express their identity in New Zealand partially mediated the relationship. Future research should elucidate which specific aspects of their identity people feel is constrained in the national context.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofKōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Onlineen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.en
dc.subjectSocial identityen
dc.subjectMental healthen
dc.subjectIdentity expressionen
dc.subjectIdentity constrainten
dc.subjectOlder adultsen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccBFen
dc.titleExpress yourself? Ease to express one’s identity mediates the relationship between national belonging and mental healthen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2019.1632907
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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