Mediating Effect of Self-Esteem in the Predictive Relationship of Personality and Academic Self-Handicapping
This study was undertaken to examine the predictive relationship between personality traits and academic self-handicapping with self-esteem as the mediator. A total of 62 (19 males, 43 females) Psychology undergraduates participated in the study. Respondents completed a questionnaire that measured their personality, academic self-handicapping and self-esteem. Results revealed that academic self-handicapping has significantly been predicted by neutral personality (B = -.25, p<0.05). Self-esteem mediated the relationship between relational personality and academic self-handicapping. The paths from relational personality to the mediator self-esteem, and sequential to academic self-handicapping were momentous (B = .46, p<0.05; B = -.35, p<0.05). This study has provided implication in which certain personality traits are evident in contributing to different levels of self-esteem and successively self-handicapping behaviors among the undergraduates.
Sau Keng Cheng,
Mei Yui Law,
Mediating Effect of Self-Esteem in the Predictive Relationship of Personality and Academic Self-Handicapping, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Special Issue: Psychology of University Students.
Vol. 4, No. 3-1,
2015, pp. 51-57.
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