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ERIC Number: EJ914785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
The Interplay of Autonomy and Relatedness in Hong Kong Chinese Single Mothers
Choy, Winnie C. W.; Moneta, Giovanni B.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v26 n3 p186-199 Sep 2002
The mediating effects of autonomy and relatedness on the relationship between self-esteem and life satisfaction were investigated among 49 single mothers. Among all tested variables in the dimension of relatedness, only network orientation (propensity to utilize one's available social support) was a mediator of the positive relationship between self-esteem and life satisfaction. No variable in the dimension of autonomy was a mediator. Three components of self-actualization contributed to the model: self-regard mediated the relationship between self-esteem and network orientation, spontaneity contributed to network orientation, self-acceptance contributed to life satisfaction directly and indirectly by contributing to self-regard. Findings suggest that Chinese single mothers' psychological adjustment can be enhanced by fostering their self-regard, self-acceptance, and readiness to seek help from trusted others. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong