The Relationship between Resilience, Wellbeing, and Psychological Distress as Mediated by Mindfulness and Coping
Determining the multifaceted antecedents of mental health and psychological distress offers valuable insights into the intricate interplay of factors that influence individuals' wellbeing. Hence, this paper aimed to assess the causal relationship of resilience to subjective wellbeing and psychological distress as mediated by mindfulness and coping. Using a non-experimental mediation design, 365 college students recruited through stratified random sampling were administered with online self-report measures measuring resilience, subjective wellbeing, psychological distress, mindfulness, and coping. Parallel mediation analysis was used to analyze the data. Results revealed that mindfulness, adaptive, and maladaptive coping partially mediated the predictive association of resilience to wellbeing. Moreover, mindfulness and maladaptive coping partially mediated the predictive association of resilience to psychological distress. These findings provide a practical framework for outcome-based resilience intervention programs where interventionists would heavily emphasize enhancing resilience, mindfulness, and adaptive coping to achieve good mental health outcomes.