Journal article

Reflective functioning and men's mental health: Associations with resilience and personal growth initiative

David Kealy, Simon M Rice, Zac E Seidler, John L Oliffe, John S Ogrodniczuk

Stress and Health | WILEY | Published : 2021


Mentalizing, or reflective functioning, refers to the capacity to reflect on one's own and others' mental states in terms of desires, intentions, and feelings. Reflective functioning in men's mental health is poorly understood, particularly in reference to men's resilience and motivation for personal growth. Using a cross-sectional design, the present study investigated impaired reflective functioning in relation to resilience and personal growth initiative among men with mental health concerns. An online sample of 1065 men self-reporting mental health concerns completed measures of reflective functioning, psychological distress, resilience, and personal growth initiative. Logistic regressio..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Funding Acknowledgements

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Grant/Award Numbers: 18317, Unassigned