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The survey study aimed to investigate the level and relationship among Positive Psychological Capital, Life Congruence and Empowerment in caregivers of depressed patients in order to gain basic knowledge and transfer those benefits to professionals. Participants included 192 caregivers at HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center, recruiting with method of simple random sampling. Data was collected through questionnaires form, including demographic questionnaire, Positive Psychological Capital questionnaire, Life Congruence questionnaire and Empowerment questionnaire. The statistical method employed to analyze the data including mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentile and Pearson’s correlation.
The results revealed that patients showed high level of Positive Psychological Capital, Life Congruence and Empowerment. The correlation analysis found (1) Positive Psychological Capital showed significantly positive correlation with Empowerment at the statistical level of .01 (r=0.56 ; p-value <.01) and (2) Life Congruence showed significantly positive correlation with Empowerment at the statistical level of .01 (r=0.33 ; p-value <.01)
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