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Dispositional Forgiveness and Stress as Primary Correlates of Executive Functioning in Adults


Dispositional Forgiveness and Stress as Primary Correlates of Executive Functioning in Adults

AliceAnn Crandall et al. Health Psychol Open.


The purpose of this study was to explore the physical, social, and mental health correlates of executive functioning in adults. Our sample consisted of 250 adults aged 18-55 years who participated in a survey. Participants reported on their physical health behaviors, family closeness, and mental health. Using hierarchical linear regression, the final model explained 41 percent of executive functioning in adults. Dispositional forgiveness of situations, stress, and living in a single-family home were the only significant correlates of executive functioning. These results are useful for better understanding possible mechanisms through which to improve executive functioning in adults.

Keywords: executive functioning; mental health; physical activity; positive psychology; stress.

Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of Conflicting Interests: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.

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