Self-regulation and Well-being: The Influence of Identity and Motives

Autor(en): Hofer, Jan
Busch, Holger
Kaerter, Joscha
Stichwörter: CONCEPTIONS; EGO-IDENTITY; ESTEEM; explicit motives; GOALS; identity; MEDIATION; moderated mediation; NEGATIVE AFFECT; ORIENTATION; PERSONALITY; Psychology; Psychology, Social; SATISFACTION; Self-regulation; VALIDATION; well-being
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: WILEY
Volumen: 25
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 211
Seitenende: 224
The relationship between self-regulatory capacities and self-esteem as well as well-being is examined by a mediation model that views self-regulation as promoting the development of identity achievement which, in turn, is expected to be associated with well-being. Among secondary school students (Study 1) identity achievement mediated the association between the self-regulatory capacity of attention control and self-esteem. In Study 2 (university students), the mediational effect of identity achievement was found for the relationship between the self-regulatory capacity of action control and well-being. Explicit motives moderated this association. In sum, a firm identity enhances well-being by lending a sense of continuity to one's life. However, explicit motives have a substitution effect by giving direction to life when lacking firm identity commitments. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 08902070
DOI: 10.1002/per.789

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