The Relationship Between Solution-Focused Thinking, Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Psychology Well-Being Among University Students

Faika Şanal Karahan, Erdal Hamarta Full Text: PDF


The aim of this study is to determine whether university students' solution focused thinking has a significant relationship with their levels of depression, anxiety, stress and psychological well-being and whether solution-focused thinking predicts these variables. While gathering data, the Solution Focused Inventory, Depression Anxiety Stress Scale and Flourishing Scale were used. Multiple regression analysis, variance analysis, and independent t-test were performed to determine whether goal orientation, resource activation and problem disengagement which are the subscales of solution-focused thinking predict other variables. According to the findings of the study, there was a positive relationship between these subscales and psychological well-being, and a negative relationship between these subscales and depression, anxiety, stress, and the subscales of solution-focused thinking significantly predict university students' depression, anxiety, stress, and psychological well-being.

Keywords: Solution-Focused Thinking, Psychological Well-Being, Depression, Anxiety, Stress