Passionate thinkers feel better: Self-control capacity as mediator of the relationship between need for cognition and affective adjustment

Bertrams, Alex; Dickhäuser, Oliver (2012). Passionate thinkers feel better: Self-control capacity as mediator of the relationship between need for cognition and affective adjustment. Journal of individual differences, 33(2), pp. 69-75. Hogrefe & Huber 10.1027/1614-0001/a000081

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The present study tested a possible explanation for the positive relationship between the motivation to engage in cognitive endeavors (need for cognition, NFC) and indicators of affective adjustment (e.g., higher self-esteem, lower depression) that has been demonstrated in previous studies. We suggest that dispositional self-control capacity mediates this relationship, since NFC has been found to be related to self-control capacity, and self-control capacity is crucial for adjustment. NFC, dispositional self-control capacity, self-esteem, habitual depressive mood, and tendency to respond in a socially desirable manner were measured among 150 university students via self-report. Regression analyses and Sobel tests revealed that self-control capacity was a potential mediator of the positive relationship between NFC and affective adjustment. The findings were robust in terms of social desirability.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Bertrams, Alexander Gregor

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1614-0001

Publisher:

Hogrefe & Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Noemi Martina Casola

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2015 11:57

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2017 17:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1027/1614-0001/a000081

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64324

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