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Title: Cognitive motivational systems and life satisfaction in severe and persistent mental illness 
Author: Bello, Iruma
Date: 2008
Abstract: Levels of life satisfaction are commonly used to measure attainment of recovery in Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). However, there is some controversy about what constitutes life satisfaction and its measurement. This study explored the influence of cognitive motivational systems upon estimations of life satisfaction using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The sample comprised 190 participants diagnosed with SPMI from Hawai'i's Adult Mental Health Division. Results indicated that higher behavioral inhibition or psychological distress predict lower levels of life satisfaction. However, higher levels of behavioral activation predict higher levels of life satisfaction. The model did not support psychological distress as a mediator between cognitive motivational systems and life satisfaction. Overall, cognitive motivational systems accounted for 15% of the variance in life satisfaction while psychological distress accounted for 29%. This suggests the importance of considering intrinsic personality characteristics and motivation beyond symptomatology when examining life satisfaction.
Description: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 46-50). viii, 72 leaves, bound 29 cm
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