Conditional Process Modeling of the Relationship Among Self-Reliance, Loneliness, and Depressive Symptoms, and the Moderating Effect of Feeling Understood.
John S Ogrodniczuk, John L Oliffe, David Kealy, Zac E Seidler, Nick Black, Simon M Rice
J Nerv Ment Dis | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2021
ABSTRACT: Self-reliance features as one of the notable male norms espoused by traditional masculine socialization. Strict adherence to a self-reliant attitude has been found to confer risk for depression and suicidality among men. Yet, little research has investigated the factors that may contribute to self-reliance having a negative impact for men. Using data from a large sample of Canadian men (N = 530), the present study examined the association between self-reliance and depression, while also assessing the roles of loneliness and not feeling understood as contributing factors in this process. Findings indicated that the moderated mediation model was significant, pointing to loneliness as..View full abstract