Personal Self-Concept as Mediator and Moderator of the Relationship between Insight and Psychological Vulnerability

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Year-Number: 2015-Volume 7, Issue 1

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In this study, the mediator and moderator effects of personal self-concept on the relationship between insight and psychological vulnerability were investigated. The participants were 322 university students attending different departments at Kocaeli University in Turkey. Data were collected by using the Insight Scale, the Psychological Vulnerability Scale and the personal self-concept Scale. Datas are analyzed via Hierarchical Regression Analysis. The statistical analyses of the data by using “SPSS for Windows, version 20” package program. Insight, psychological vulnerability and personal self-concept were significantly correlated. Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that personal self-concept partially mediated the relationship between insight and psychological vulnerability. However, personal self-concept had not moderating effect on the relationship insight and psychological vulnerability. Results were discussed in the light of the in the light of literature.

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Abstract

In this study, the mediator and moderator effects of personal self-concept on the relationship between insight and psychological vulnerability were investigated. The participants were 322 university students attending different departments at Kocaeli University in Turkey. Data were collected by using the Insight Scale, the Psychological Vulnerability Scale and the personal self-concept Scale. Datas are analyzed via Hierarchical Regression Analysis. The statistical analyses of the data by using “SPSS for Windows, version 20” package program. Insight, psychological vulnerability and personal self-concept were significantly correlated. Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that personal self-concept partially mediated the relationship between insight and psychological vulnerability. However, personal self-concept had not moderating effect on the relationship insight and psychological vulnerability. Results were discussed in the light of the in the light of literature.

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