Viola Sallay

Viola Sallay
University of Szeged · Department of Health, Personality and Clinical Psychology

PhD

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September 2015 - present
University of Szeged
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  • Professor (Assistant)
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  • Research: Qualitative and quantitative research in health psychology, environmental self-regulation and personal projects, and socio-emotional well-being. Experience mapping. Teaching: Qualitative psychology, systemic methods in counseling, health psychology, and personal growth, ethics in psychological practice
November 2009 - August 2015
Semmelweis University
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  • Senior Lecturer
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  • Research: Qualitative research in psychotherapy and spirituality (Grounded Theory Methodology) Teaching: counseling, theory & practice of systemic family therapy
September 2005 - August 2009
Eötvös Loránd University
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  • PhD Student

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Háttér és célok: A tanulmányban bemutatjuk a Grounded Theory (GT) módszertanának történeti és tudományfi lozófi ai alapjait, valamint ismertetjük a megközelítésen belül kialakult különböző irányzatok legfontosabb jellemzőit. A GT-módszertanon alapuló empirikus kutatások szemlézésével és értékelésével illusztráljuk a felhasználás lehetséges módjait....
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Environmental and emotional self-regulation skills play a critical role in promoting well-being of individuals and in encouraging healthy relationships. However, occurrence of chronic illness in one family member complicates routine dyadic coping processes for the couple. Additionally, according to environmental psychologists, self-regulation proce...
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Objectives The rapid worldwide increase in the incidence of diabetes significantly influences the lives of individuals, families and communities. Diabetes self-management requires personal autonomy and the presence of a supportive social environment. These attributes can considerably ameliorate the outcomes of the chronic condition. However, little...
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Háttér és célkitűzések: Kutatásunk1 célja az átlagos és átlagostól eltérő fejlődésű gyermeket nevelő anyák szülőireziliencia-faktorainak személyorientált elemzése volt. A három szülői- reziliencia-faktor, amelynek mintázatait (profiljait) kerestük: a gyermek jellemzőinek isme- rete, az észlelt társas támogatottság, illetve a szülőség pozitív észlel...
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[article in Hungarian] Background: The Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) has been applied worldwide for the measurement of general self-esteem for decades. Recently, factorial structure of different Hungarian translations of the Scale was tested by Urbán, Szigeti, Kökönyei, & Demetrovics (2014) and Rózsa & V. Komlósi (2014). Aim: In the...
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Background Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are highly prevalent and remain challenging in healthcare and medical education, along with the increase in the importance of intercultural issues regarding MUS. However, less is known about the challenges of professionally addressing patients with MUS in the interprofessional and intercultural contex...
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Background The construct of meaningful work (MW) has become the subject of various studies. Workers who experience MW have higher career and organizational commitment, report fewer days absent, and are characterized by a higher level of well-being. The aim of this study is to test a measure of MW, the Work and Meaning Inventory by Steger et al. Thi...
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Personal projects represent a person’s pursuits in different life domains. The present study examines the orientations of adults’ personal projects and how these orientations are embedded in the dynamics of romantic relationships. Cross-sectional data from 249 married or cohabitating Hungarian heterosexual couples were collected (mean age 42 ± 10.7...
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ARTICLE IN HUNGARIAN! PLEASE DON'T ASK FOR ENGLISH MS. Introduction: The prevention of social anxiety alone and in the prevention of comorbid diseases is key. In the present research, we examine subclinical-level social anxiety from a previously understudied perspective, in its asso ciation with environmental self-regulatory strategies. We use the...
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A Családi Vállalatok Központ 2019 és 2021 között átfogó kutatást végzett a magyarországi családi vállalatok utódlásának jellemzőiről a Horváth Péter Alapítvány támogatásával. A kutatás elsősorban arra kereste a választ, hogy mely tényezők segítik és mely tényezők hátráltatják a vállalat családon belüli továbbadását, de emellett általános utódlási h...
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A Családi Vállalatok Központ 2019 és 2021 között átfogó kutatást végzett a magyarországi családi vállalatok utódlásának jellemzőiről a Horváth Péter Alapítvány támogatásával. A kutatás elsősorban arra kereste a választ, hogy mely tényezők segítik és mely tényezők hátráltatják a vállalat családon belüli továbbadását, de emellett általános utódlási h...
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Háttér és célkitűzések Egészséggel kapcsolatos céljaink szoros összefüggést mutatnak egészség-magatartásunkkal, így ennek vizsgálata fiatal felnőtteknél kiemelten fontos, mivel a fiatal ekkor alakítja ki saját életstílusát. A megközelítő célok egy kívánt állapot elérésére, az elkerülő célok valamilyen kellemetlen állapottól való megszabadulásra von...
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Background Since the pathophysiology of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) remains unclear, health care providers often struggle with these patients, especially with a different ethnic and/or cultural background. These challenges are insufficiently addressed in their training and in the organization of care. Aim To improve health care provider-p...
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Following the global outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, individuals report psychological distress associated with the “new normal”—social distancing, financial hardships, and increased responsibilities while working from home. Given the interpersonal nature of stress and coping responses between romantic partners, based on the systemic transaction...
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Background Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are highly prevalent and remain challenging in healthcare and medical education, along with the increase in the importance of intercultural issues regarding MUS. However, less is known about the challenges of professionally addressing patients with MUS in the interprofessional and intercultural contex...
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In the present study we describe a context-sensitive, personal-projects-based approach to dyadic coping with stress which adapted the Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI) for the assessment of dyadic coping strategies in stressful personal projects. In a cross-sectional study, 149 heterosexual Hungarian couples provided evaluations pertaining to their dya...
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Background: Since the pathophysiology of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) remains unclear, health care providers often struggle with these patients, especially with a different ethnic and/or cultural background. These challenges are insufficiently addressed in their training and in the organization of care. Aim: To improve health care provider-...
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Objectives Reliable and valid assessment of subjective risk perception is a crucial part of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and rehabilitation. Since the recently developed Attitudes and Beliefs about Cardiovascular Disease (ABCD) Risk Questionnaire complies with these requirements, the aim of the present study was to investigate the psycho...
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Absztrakt Bevezetés: Számos tanulmány vizsgálta az emlőrákkal diagnosztizált nők kötődési stílusát, és az eddigi eredmények rámutatnak arra, hogy a betegek életminőségének és a gyógyulás optimális feltételeinek biztosítása érdekében fontos figyelembe venni a kötődési mintázat és a kapcsolati jellemzők közötti összefüggéseket is. Célkitűzés és módsz...
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There has been a constantly growing interest towards the themes of psychotherapy and spirituality in the past decades. The questions and experiences concerning spirituality can come up and play an important role in the psychotherapeutic relationship. Often another helping relationship, spiritual direction or pastoral counseling is already present i...
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Purpose: To explore the association between delivery-specific health-related control beliefs and preferred ways of delivery in nulliparous Hungarian women. Moreover, since data on delivery-specific control beliefs and delivery-related preferences of non-pregnant nulliparous women is lacking, the present study seeks to provide descriptive informatio...
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Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death accounting for 4 million deaths per year in Europe. Psychosocial factors explain at least 25–40% of the disease’s prevalence beyond the well-known lifestyle factors. Isolation in adulthood is one of the main sources of chronic stress that raises the incidence of the disease. The low...
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Previous research has shown unique benefits associated with both providing and receiving autonomy-support among same-sex friends (Deci et al. 2006). The present research examined the provision and receipt of two types of goal support from the viewpoints of the two partners in heterosexual couples (n = 247 Hungarian couples). The level of autonomy a...
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The aim of the study was to investigate the benefits of favourite physical places for well-being based on the idea of environmental self-regulation. It proposes that everyday favourite places are used as a “coping mechanism” to enhance subjective well-being through reflection, emotion regulation and withdrawal. We investigated the connection betwee...
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Past decades’ rapid development of technological innovations can ease individual’s everyday lives, but they can also convey a sense of frustration. The aim of the present study was to investigate attitudes toward technologies that are expected to become widespread in the near future. The Technology Readiness Index was administered to a sample of Hu...
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Relational accounts of goal striving have barely considered dyadic coping as an element of the process, nor has dyadic coping research utilized the unique advantages of the goal construct (e.g., in form of personal project assessment) so far. Therefore, the primary aim of the present study was to explore stress and dyadic coping experiences associa...
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Háttér és célkitűzések: A hétköznapi életben egyre nagyobb a jelentősége a technológiai fejlesztéseknek, miközben ezek megítélésében jelentős egyéni különbségek feltételezhetők. A Technológiára való Készenlét Indexe (Technology Readiness Index, TRI; Parasuraman, 2000), illetve a Technológia Alkalmazására való Hajlandóság kérdőíve (Technology Adopti...
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In this study, we examined loneliness and hope components as predictors of unhappy conditions (viz., anxious symptoms, depressive symptoms, & suicidal ideation) in young adults. The sample was comprised of 489 Hungarian college students. Results of conducting hierarchical regression analyses indicated that loneliness and hope pathways (but not hope...
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A legtöbb felnőtt ember életének jelentős részét képezi a munkavégzés, így az, hogy mi motiválja őket ebben, nagy szerepet játszik a mindennapjaikban. Kutatásunkban 1662 magyar munkavállaló munkahelyi motivációs mintázatait vizsgáltuk az öndetermináció elméletének tükrében. A Többdimenziós Munkamotiváció Skála (Gagné és mtsai, 2015) alskáláinak kla...
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Background: The aim of the present study was to develop and psychometrically investigate a revised version of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scales for Labour and Delivery(MHLC-LD). The rationale for this development was the need to assess labour and delivery specific health-related control beliefs regardless of the respondent’s repro...
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Ideggyogy Sz 2018;71(5-6):184-196. Célkitûzés: Az epilepsziás betegek pszichoszociális állapotát és életminôségét jelentôsen meghatározza a rohamok neuropszichológiai következményei mellett a betegséghez társuló komorbid zavarok megléte, így a depresszió, a szorongás és a betegség szubjektív megélése (Whitehead et al. 2015; Goldstein et al. 2005)....
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A stresszel való egyéni megküzdés modelljei mellett mind elméleti, mind gyakorlati szempontból egyre inkább előtérbe kerülnek a megküzdés társas folyamatai. Elméleti összefoglalónkban ezért bemutatjuk a párkapcsolati stressz és megküzdés leírására létrejött különböző modelleket, ezek között a Kapcsolatfókuszú Megküzdési Modellt; a Rendszer-Tranzakc...
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We examined hope and family support as predictors of suicide risk (viz., anxious symptoms, depressive symptoms, and suicide ideation) in a sample of 502 Hungarian college students. Results of hierarchical regression analyses indicated that the inclusion of family support provided further incremental validity in predicting all three indices of suici...
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Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 39, 235-262. (2017) While scientific interest in the relationship between psychotherapeutic praxis and spirituality is growing, there is still little knowledge on this topic, especially in an East Central European context. To explore how psychotherapists understand spiritual issues and experiences they encou...
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Purpose We investigated the impact of 19 factors on life quality in Hungarian patients with epilepsy. Wellbeing was evaluated by several inventories to investigate the impact of factors in more detail. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed in 170 patients. Wellbeing was evaluated with the WHO-5 Well-being Index (WHOQOL-5), Diener Satisfact...
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The present study investigated loneliness and optimism as predictors of suicide risk, specifically, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, in 457 Hungarian college students. Beyond the expected role of loneliness in suicide risk, being optimistic buffered the positive association between loneliness and suicide. The findings implicate the import...
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In this paper we summarise the basic tenets of Self-Determination Theory (SDT). As a special occasion for this overview, we review two recently published edited books on relationship motiv ation (WEINSTEIN 2014) and work motivation (GAGNE 2014) because both of them rely extensively on SDT concepts and principles while they extend the conceptual fra...
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In this study, we examined loneliness and family support as predictors of suicide risk (viz., depressive symptoms and suicide ideation) in college students. The sample was comprised of 456 Hungarian college students. Results of conducting hierarchical regression analyses, controlling for sex and age, indicated that the inclusion of family support p...
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A specific model involving optimism and hope as predictors of suicide risk, namely, depressive symptoms and suicide ideation, was tested in a sample of 508 (242 male and 266 female) Hungarian college students. Beyond the distinct influence of the two predictors on both depressive symptoms and suicide ideation, optimism and hope were also hypothesiz...
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A tanulmány bemutatja az Alapellátás-fejlesztési Modellprogram egészségpszichológiai szolgáltatásainak eredményességvizsgálatát. Egészségpszichológiai szolgáltatásban részesült páciensek mintáján igazoltuk, hogy a beavatkozások után alacsonyabb depresszivitás és észlelt stressz, valamint fokozott jóllét érzés volt jellemző mind az egyéni mind a cso...
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We tested a model consistent with the notion that perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness mediate the association between future orientation and suicide risk (viz., depressive symptoms & suicide ideation) in college students. The sample was comprised of 195 Hungarian college students. Results indicated that the negative associations fou...
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The present research examined the validity of the Hungarian Frequency of Suicidal Ideation Inventory (FSII-H). In Study 1, among 457 Hungarian college students, confirmatory factor analysis supported a one-factor model. In Study 2, among 241 Hungarian college students, FSII-H correlated positively with measures of suicide risk factors, and negative...
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A tanulmányban bemutatjuk a Szülés-attitűdök Kérdőív megalkotásának folyamatát és első eredményeit. Kiegészítő elemként (ld. linked data) feltöltöttük a cikk mellé a tételeket és a kiértékelési segédletet is, ami szabadon letölthető! Amennyiben fel kívánja használni a kérdőívet, kérjük, hogy a megfelelő hivatkozások mellett tegye. Köszönjük, ha m...
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(article in Hungarian) Background: The Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) is one of the most frequently applied measures in well-being research. Aim: In the present study, we present the revised Hungarian version of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS-H) and its psychometric characteristics. Methods: Data f...
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[article in Hungarian] Background: Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS, Hendrick, 1988) is a frequently applied measure for assessing relationship satisfaction in various research areas. Aim: In the present study, we present the Hungarian version of the RAS (RAS-H) and evaluate its psychometric characteristics. Method: Analyses were based on data fr...
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Background: The socio-physical space of the home is a key domain with respect to personal well-being and satisfaction. Therefore, the examination of satisfaction with the home as a domain-specific characteristic may contribute to a better understanding of life satisfaction in general. Aim: We present the theoretical background and psychometric anal...
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(magyar nyelvű másodközlés) Egy átfogó kvalitatív kutatásban a Grounded Theory megközelítésével vizsgáltuk magyar pszichoterapeuták és pszichoterápiás gyakorlatuk spiritualitáshoz való viszonyát. Tanulmányunkban bemutatjuk, hogy a mintában szereplő pszichodráma pszichoterapeuták tapasztalatai szerint milyen többletet ad a pszichodráma módszere a sp...
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In einer qualitativen Forschung haben wir unter Anwendung der Grounded Theory das Verhältnis ungarischer PsychotherapeutInnen und deren psychotherapeutischer Praxis zur Spiritualität untersucht. In unserer Studie stellen wir vor, welches Plus – den Erfahrungen der im Sample vorkommenden Psychodrama-PsychotherapeutInnen zufolge – die Methode des Psy...
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Building on previous conceptualization of different religious reasons for goal striving we tested whether normative religious motivation (NRM, e.g., following church norms) and transcendental religious motivation (TRM, e.g., striving for spiritual communion with the transcendent) for personal projects predict positive and negative emotions as well...
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A tanulmány fókuszában a többgenerációs családszobor módszerének csoportos alkalmazásával szerzett tapasztalataink bemutatása áll. A módszer ismertetése mellett kísérletet teszünk arra, hogy feltérképezzük azokat az elméleti megfontolásokat és adatokat, melyek első lépést jelenthetnek a módszer elméleti hátterének kidolgozásához. Ebben többek közöt...
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Pointing out the similarities and differences between pastoral counseling and pastoral psychology, our study presents the goals, curriculum, characteristics, and novelty of a specialization program in pastoral counseling established at a historic moment in Hungary, after the end of the communist dictatorship. On the one hand, we describe a universi...
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Introduction: In studying coping processes, there is often a focus on individual coping while dyadic processes in couples are seldom addressed. Therefore we present here data with the Hungarian version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI) that was developed to assess dyadic forms of coping (e.g., stress communication, support, delegated and negati...
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Jelen tanulmány áttekintést ad a fizikai környezet önszabályozásban és érzelemszabályozásban betöltött szerepéről. A figyelmi regenerálódást és a regeneráló környezeteket leíró elméleteket az ember-környezet kapcsolat tranzakcionális szemléletében elemezzük. Az áttekintés során a helyidentitás, a helykötődés és az érzelemszabályozás jelenségei közö...
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The early notions of place-identity and place attachment had implied an unambiguously positive affect that led to much controversy later on. In the nineties research was mostly influenced by emphasis on positive affect, this, however, created tension between environmental psychological theories of home and empirical applications. Recently, research...

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The goal of this project is to examine the construct of meaningful work among Hungarian workers, and to determine the factors (e.g. basic psychological needs) behind it.
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To understand - how people in close relationships regulate their personal goals, projects - how personal projects are embedded in relationship functioning - the role of broader contexts (e.g., sociophysical environments, homes) in relational self-regulation