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The Role of Personality Traits and Social Support in Relations of Health-related Behaviours and Depressive Symptoms

About the Course

Previous evidence has suggested that physically inactive individuals and extensive media users are at high risk for experiencing depressive symptoms. This study examined personality traits and perceived social support as potential moderators of this association. Personality and perceived social support were included as two of the most frequently considered variables when determining predispositioning factors for media use phenomena also discussed in relation to physical activity. Results highlight the importance of considering individual factors for deriving more valid recommendations on protective health behaviours.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Role of Personality Traits and Social Support in Relations of Health-related Behaviours and Depressive Symptoms created by Johanna‑Sophie Edler, et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

Edler et al. BMC Psychiatry (2022) 22:52

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Johanna‑Sophie Edler

Johanna‑Sophie Edler is a researcher and psychotherapist, previously affiliated with the Mental Health Research Unit in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Kristin Manz

Kristin Manz is a scientist in the Physical Health Research Unit in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Monitoring at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany. Her areas of expertise include physical activity, health promotion and exercise science. She has had more than 50 works published in peer reviewed journals.

Natalia Rojas‑Perilla, PhD (Statistics)

Natalia Rojas‑Perilla is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Analytics in the Digital Era at the United Arab Emirates University. Dr. Rojas-Perilla's work focuses on predictive modelling and date driven methods. She is a reviewer of multiple in journals and has had mulltiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D., PMH-C, CPLC
Elizabeth Mosco, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Reno, NV. She opened a private practice after 10 years of conducting home-based assessment and therapy with the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. Dr. Mosco’s clinical interests include maternal mental health, older adults, and third wave cognitive behavioral therapies.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Summarize the literature to date regarding personality traits, physical activity, and media use.
  2. Describe how perceived social support is associated with physical activity and depressive symptoms.
  3. List 3 results from the current study.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103303
1.25 CE credit hour
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