Mariusz Zięba

Mariusz Zięba
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities | SWPS · Faculty in Poznan

PhD

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October 2011 - present
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
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The examination of master narrative models of identity development seems to be an important task in each national culture, as the culturally shared stories may vary in structure and topics. This article aims to identify Polish biographical master narratives. The study focuses on life-story interviews collected from a sample of 131 Polish adults. Th...
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In Snyder' theory the construct of hope is central to successful goal attainment. The present studies aimed to examine whether the experience of success versus failure in goal pursuits influence state hope, as was found in previous research. In Study 1, the participants completed a scale assessing current hopeful thoughts, in which they recall and...
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Objectives The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented detrimental impact on mental health in people around the world. It is important therefore to explore factors that may buffer or accentuate the risk of mental health problems in this context. Given that compassion has numerous benefits for mental health, emotion regulation, and social rel...
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Objectives A growing number of studies indicate that coping with the experience of a crisis event, which causes a breach in the individual’s fundamental beliefs regarding the world and his/her place in it, can result in posttraumatic growth. Positive emotions can have an undoing effect on negative emotional arousal and broaden an individual’s scope...
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Background Historically social connection has been an important way through which humans have coped with large-scale threatening events. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns have deprived people of major sources of social support and coping, with others representing threats. Hence, a major stressor during the pandemic has been a sense...
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Prioritizing positivity means making decisions and choices about everyday activities to increase the chances of experiencing positive emotions. People have different levels of prioritizing positivity (PP), and the Prioritizing Positivity Scale is used to capture such individual differences. Past research indicates that prioritizing positivity is co...
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The article presents the Identity Dynamics Questionnaire (IDQ) as a method for measuring identity processes and modes included in the identity dynamics model by Oleś. The model refers to general processes of personality development that underlie identity functioning located on two dimensions: the internal experience and the external activity. The n...
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This article presents the findings of a study on life projects (LPs) created by adult females. It aims to show the specifics of future plans and of ideas on aspects of narrative identity in order to extend the existing literature. The study revealed the broad spectrum of LPs, with the most common categories related to study and work, regardless of...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a massive global health crisis with damaging consequences to mental health and social relationships. Exploring factors that may heighten or buffer the risk of mental health problems in this context is thus critical. Whilst compassion may be a protective factor, in contrast fears of compassion increase vulnerabi...
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This study examines how the appearance of post-traumatic growth as a result of a traumatic event is affected by the extent to which the experiencing self dominates the narrating self (concepts introduced by Franz Stanzel). The experiencing self describes its feelings, needs, and desires, and reveals its own attitudes toward the situation and its ci...
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This study examined the relationships between posttraumatic growth (PTG) and posttraumatic depreciation (PTD) across 10 countries and assessed the factorial invariance of the standardized inventory assessing PTG and PTD, the PTGDI-X, the expansion of the PTGI-X (Tedeschi et al., 2017). We also investigated the roles of social and cognitive factors...
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Background Posttraumatic growth (PTG) is related to positive psychological changes following people’s struggle with trauma. The PTG model suggests that one of its possible consequences may be higher motivation towards helping behaviours. The aim of the research was to explore the influence of cancer illness on the motivation to help others, as perc...
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Objectives: Post-traumatic growth (PTG) and post-traumatic depreciation (PTD) can be defined, respectively, as positive and negative changes in the aftermath of trauma. These changes can be assigned to the following domains: personal strength, relating to others, new possibilities, appreciation of life, spiritual and existential change. The aim of...
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Aim of the study was to investigate personal experiences of woman which experienced domestic violence (psychological/physical/economical). Inter-pretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to check the way in which homogenic group of 7 woman gave meaning to their personal experience connected with trauma. Individual and pooled IPA analyses a...
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That is introduction to special issue of the Polish Psychological Bulletin, which is is devoted to well-being (WB) considered within the context of an integrated approach to personality. We believe the articles in this special issue increase our understanding of well-being in two ways. First, they provide new knowledge about the functions of eudaim...
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The present study focused on relationships between personality traits, self-efficacy, self-esteem and basic trust, and well-being in context of entrepreneurial activity. Participants were 301 unemployed people, 157 of whom had received a grant from an employment agency to start their own business. Participants completed measures of personality trai...
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The aim of this study was to examine narratives of the personal religious, spiritual and mystical experiences of adult Poles (N = 74) and their impact on narrative identity. The method for collecting qualitative data about individual understandings and spiritual, religious and mystical experiences was the narrative interview, developed on the basis...
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Parents whose children have been diagnosed with mental/emotional disorders need support in the process of coping with their difficult life situation. Such help could enable them to adequately reinforce their children’s development as well as increase the whole family’s chance to wipe out the life crisis. One of the valuable methods of support could...
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The aim of the study was to verify the hypothesis that positive affective tone of narratives is connected to the experience of posttraumatic growth among transplant patients. Kidney transplant patients (N = 51) and liver transplant patients (N = 48) participated in the study. In the first stage, about 10 weeks after transplant, the participants tol...
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Właściwości psychometryczne kwestionariusza BHI-R. Wstępny raport z badań walidacyjnych
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In the article we present data collected from 50 people who lost their motor ability in accidents. Analyses of narrative interviews conducted with the accident victims suggest that a positive affec-tive tone of narratives about the accident itself and the accident's influence on later life is connected to higher levels of posttraumatic growth. Othe...
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Chronic renal failure and kidney transplant surgery is a life event involving the many serious consequences, significantly affecting health-related quality of life, but also may lead to posttraumatic growth. In this paper we present the study of 51 patients after kidney transplantation. In the first stage of the study, 4 weeks after transplantation...
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page/terms-and-conditions This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub-licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any re...
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This article examines the relationships between self-esteem, hope and personal action construct units as measured by Personal Projects Analysis (PPA, Little, 1983). One hundred and one adults were filled-out the questionnaires of self-esteem, hope, the and basic hope, and completed two components of the PPA. The findings suggest that self-esteem an...
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Artykuł prezentuje koncepcję wzrostu potraumatycznego jako pozytywnych konsekwencji wydarzeń wstrząsowych, czyli zdarzeń w wyniku których zburzony zostaje dotychczasowy ład i poruszone zostają podstawy fundamentalnych przekonań człowieka na temat otaczającej go rzeczywistości oraz sensu i wartości własnego życia. Rezultatem procesu wzrostu potrauma...
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Life Changes Scale - measure of consequences of critical life events This article describes the results of an initial validation study of the Life-Changing Events Scale (LCES). The LCES inventory is self-report measure of critical or traumatic life events influence on persons’ functioning areas such as confidence about life’s value and meaning, fee...
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Narrative understanding of other person and the quality of social bonds Abstract The aim of the article is to present data and conclusions from several experiments on narrative understanding other person, with special relevance to the quality of social relationship. The data indicate that understanding other person within a personal story frame f...
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After Erikson’s (1963, 1964) conceptualization, a new theory of basic hope is proposed. Basic hope is considered a fundamental constituent of an individual’s world view, mostly unconscious and learned very early. It consists of the belief in two characteristics of the world: its higher order and sense and its general positivity towards a human bein...
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After Erikson's (1963, 1964) conceptualization, a new theory of basic hope is proposed. Basic hope is considered as a fundamental constituent of an individual's world view, mostly unconscious and very early learned. It consists of belief in two characteristics of th e world: its higher order and sense and its general positivity toward human being....
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Zgodnie z teorią Eriksona (1997, 2002) nadzieja (hope) jest szczególnym przeświadczeniem jednostki o dwóch ogólnych i powiązanych ze sobą właściwościach świata: że jest on uporządkowany i sensowny oraz że jest generalnie przychylny ludziom. Są to więc przekonania z repertuaru „prywatnej teorii świata” czy też światopoglądu. Zwykle są one słabo werb...

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The death of a child is a fairly frequent, though undoubtedly extremely painful experience in the life of an adult human being. Statistics reveal the scale of this phenomenon, while various studies show short and long-term consequences in the lives of parents. Research was carried out among parents who experienced the death of a child (N=204, 184 women). The results will be presented in the context of posttraumatic growth.
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Research project is linked to the integrated models of personality, in which at least two levels of personality constructs are considered: dispositional traits and characteristic adaptations (values, attitudes and personal beliefs about self or about world and others), that are central constructs of personality in socio-cognitive psychology. The aim of the project is to examine: 1) what are relations between personality constructs on different levels, traits and characteristic adaptations? 2) what are mechanisms of the influence of different levels of personality on subjective well-being and undertaking positive activity (beneficial for person or/and society - e.g. sports or entrepreneur activity). 3) whether experience linked with undertaking positive activity or/and with specific external conditions can „harden” or „add wings” and will change a level of: subjective well-being, characteristic adaptations or even traits.