Cultural factors have been found to affect the formation and development of individual‘s self-esteem. Many studies in cultural psychology examined the influences of social status or interpersonal relationships on self-esteem, yet few studies in China explored either the effect of social norms and personality on selfesteem. This study aimed at exploring the indirect effects of conscientiousness on the relations between tightness and self-esteem for Chinese students. The questionnaire of the five personalities for Chinese people, the questionnaire for tightness-looseness and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale were administered to 203 university students. Results showed that both tightness and conscientiousness correlated positively with selfesteem, and conscientiousness could mediate the relationship between the tightness and self-esteem.
|Journal||Psychology: Techniques and Application|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- social norms