Adolescents’ core self-evaluations as mediators of the effect of mindfulness on life satisfaction

Jianfeng Tan1, Wu Yang2, Hongwei Ma2, Yulan Yu1
1Department of Psychology, Guangdong Medical University, People’s Republic of China
2Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Macau, Macao
Cite this article:  Tan, J., Yang, W., Ma, H., & Yu, Y. (2016). Adolescents’ core self-evaluations as mediators of the effect of mindfulness on life satisfaction. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 44(7), 1115-1122.

Volume 44 Issue 7 | e4945 | Published: August 2016 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2016.44.7.1115

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We examined the mediating role of Chinese adolescents’ core self-evaluations in the relationship between mindfulness and their life satisfaction. The participants (N = 436) completed the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale, the Core Self-Evaluations Scale, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. The results suggested that greater life satisfaction was associated with higher levels of mindfulness and more positive core self-evaluations, and core self- evaluations were positively correlated with life satisfaction. The results of mediation analysis suggested that core self-evaluations partially mediated the relationship between mindfulness and life satisfaction of Chinese adolescents, implying that a higher level of mindfulness was correlated with more positive core self-evaluations, which were finally associated with greater life satisfaction. Together these results imply that enhancing the levels of mindfulness and encouraging positive core self-evaluations of adolescents will exert a significantly positive effect in promoting their well-being.

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