Structural relations of personal and collective self-esteem to subjective well-being: attachment as moderator
YazarŞimşek, Ömer Faruk
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KünyeŞimşek, Ö. F. (2013). Structural relations of personal and collective self-esteem to subjective well-being: attachment as moderator. Social Indicators Research. 110.1, 219-236.
A model indicating that the relationship between collective self-esteem and indicators of subjective well-being, happiness and life satisfaction, was mediated by personal self-esteem was tested by structural equation modeling. The model, including all participants, fitted well to the data. The results suggested that the relationship of collective self-esteem to happiness was fully mediated by personal self-esteem, whereas a partial mediation was the case for life satisfaction. When tested in four groups of attachment styles, however, the results indicated a full mediation for fearful, preoccupied and dismissing groups, but a partial mediation for the secure group. The results are discussed in the "pursuing self-esteem" framework.