Study on the Mediating Effect of Self Focused Attention and Depression in the Relationship of Effect Between the HUMAN’s Self..

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to comprehensively examine an under self esteem and inter personal problems by predicting the mediating effects of self esteem and negative emotions including depression and self focused attention, and consequently, by exploring the effects on the inter personal problems.

Method: A questionnaire survey was conducted targeting 127 college students from the departments related to early childhood education located in Gyeongnam. To examine and understand the mediating effects of self focused attention and depression in the relationship of effect between human self esteem and inter personal problems, a hypothetical research model was set, which was sought to be statistically validated. For such research data, the descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation analysis, and the serial multiple mediator model regression analysis were performed by using the statistical programs of SPSS 26.0 and PROCESS v35.

Results: First, self esteem demonstrated a significantly positive correlation with general self focused attention and a significantly negative correlation with depression and inter personal problems, and the general self focused attention demonstrated a positive correlation with the immersive self focused attention. Furthermore, the immersive self focused attention demonstrated a positive correlation with depression and inter personal problem, and the depression and inter personal problem demonstrated a significantly positive correlation. Second, in terms of the effect of self esteem on the inter personal problems, depression turned out to have a partially mediating effect. Furthermore, as for the path of the relationship of effect between self esteem and inter personal problems, both the ego focus and immersive ego focus turned out to have an effect on the depression.

Conclusion: Self esteem and depression are the psychological characteristic variables which tend to remain constant and stable despite the changes amidst the passage of time, and since the self esteem influences the inter personal relationships based on the self focused attention, it is necessary to develop a program which can help strengthen and enhance the positive aspects of one's inside.

[Keywords] Self Focused Attention, Self Esteem, Relationship, Inter Personal Problem, Depression



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