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The Mediating Role of Social Support on Personality Traits and Self-Esteem

Nogueira, Kedson M. (2019) The Mediating Role of Social Support on Personality Traits and Self-Esteem. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating affect social support has on personality traits and self-esteem. Previous research has provided a relationship among these variables, yet a lack of attention has been given to the possible mediating role. This study consists of cross-sectional design measuring quantitative data. Participants (n = 95) (Females: n = 70; Males: n = 25) were recruited using a convenience and snowball sampling method through social media ranging from ages 18-70. Participants partook in the study by completing three online self-report questionnaires inputted to Google Forms, including The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, The Big Five Personality Trait Scale, The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Data analysis was conducted using Baron and Kenny (1986) mediation analysis. The study investigates three hypotheses: (1) Individuals with higher levels of extroversion, agreeableness, openness, and lower levels of neuroticism will predict greater levels of self-esteem. (2) The relationships between traits and self-esteem is mediated by perceived social support. (3) Females will report greater levels of social support compared to males, and therefore greater levels of self-esteem. The results of the study can be elucidated, and the implications of the study will be further discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 13:50
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:50
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3762

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