Social Psychology of Education

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 339–352 | Cite as

Mapping Variables Related to Social Identity, Distress and Perceived Health in an Undergraduate Student Population

  • Tony Cassidy


The relationship between students’ levels of self-categorisation or identification with their university, their problem-solving style, perceived social support, psychological distress and self-reported illness was investigated in a sample of 269 students (181 females and 88 males). Structural equation modelling shows that problem-solving style, perceived social support, and strength of identity, are the best predictors of both distress and illness, while sex, sex-type, age and year of study also account for small, but significant percentages of the variance.


Social Support Equation Modelling Psychological Distress Good Predictor Structural Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Cassidy
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  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, The Psychology GroupThames Valley UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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