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Effects of Feelings of Inadequacy on Life Events, Social Avoidance and Distress Among Impoverished Undergraduates
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 19-26
Received: Mar. 6, 2019; Accepted: Apr. 22, 2019; Published: May 29, 2019
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Shengyu Zhao, Department of Common Education, Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College, Wenzhou, China
Jibo Ye, College of Extend Education, Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College, Wenzhou, China
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The aim of this study is to understand the relationship between life events, social avoidance and distress as well as the feelings of inadequacy among impoverished undergraduates. 766 impoverished undergraduate participants undertook Adolescent Self-Rating Life Events Scale (ASLEC), Social Avoidance and Distress Scale (SADS) and Feeling of Inadequacy Scale (FIS) in this study. Findings revealed that (1) Life events, social avoidance and distress as well as the feelings of inadequacy were significantly correlated, (2) feelings of inadequacy has a complete mediating effect on life events as well as social avoidance and distress. Life events show no direct causation of social avoidance and distress. Rather, it is through the feelings of inadequacy that can significantly predict the effects of life events on social avoidance and distress among impoverished undergraduates.
Impoverished Undergraduates, Life Events, Social Avoidance and Distress, Feelings of Inadequacy, Mediation Effect
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Shengyu Zhao, Jibo Ye, Effects of Feelings of Inadequacy on Life Events, Social Avoidance and Distress Among Impoverished Undergraduates, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019, pp. 19-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20190801.14
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