The current study investigated two mediation models that may partially explain the association between optimism and active coping. One-hundred fifty-three participants completed self-report surveys to assess each construct. Results showed that while high perceived social support completely mediated the association between optimism and active coping, internal locus of control was not a mediator of the association. Implications from this study suggest that perceived social support plays a significant role in the relationship between optimistic personality type and active coping style.
Chapman, Tracy and Chi, Terry
"Perceived Social Support Mediates the Association Between Optimism and Active Coping,"
Northwestern Review: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/northwesternreview/vol1/iss1/10