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ERIC Number: EJ1060166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Personality and Social Problem-Solving: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem
Koruklu, Nermin
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v15 n2 p481-487 Apr 2015
The purpose of the present study was to examine direct and indirect relationships among personality, selfesteem and social problem-solving, as well as the mediating role of self-esteem in the link between personality and social problem-solving among Turkish youth. The study utilized a cross-sectional design comprising several self-reports. Data for the present study were collected from 687 undergraduate students. The participants included 428 (66%) females and 220 (34%) males, and their ages ranged from 18 to 35 years, with a mean of 22.46 years (SD = 2.45). Findings illustrated that extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness and self-esteem were significantly and positively correlated with social problem-solving, whereas neuroticism showed a negative correlation. Self-esteem is significantly and positively associated with extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness and social problem-solving, and it appears to act as a mediator in the relationship between personality and social problem-solving. The findings indicated that personality and selfesteem directly affected social problem-solving, and personality also indirectly affected social problem-solving through self-esteem. In conclusion, personality and self-esteem were found to be significantly related to social problem-solving among Turkish youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale