The influence of extraversion on emotional expression: A moderated mediation model

Yanxia Wu1, Jiamei Lu1, Nianqu Chen1, Bihua Xiang1
1Counseling and Student Development Center, Education Science College, Shanghai Normal University, People’s Republic of China
Cite this article:  Wu, Y., Lu, J., Chen, N., & Xiang, B. (2018). The influence of extraversion on emotional expression: A moderated mediation model. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 46(4), 641-652.

Volume 46 Issue 4 | e7049 | Published: April 2018 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.7049

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We developed a moderated mediation model to investigate both the mediating role of self-esteem in the relationship between extraversion and emotional expression, and the moderating effect of emotional intelligence on this mediating role, in a moderated mediation model. We used personality and emotional expression questionnaires, and self-esteem and emotional intelligence scales to survey 2,644 Chinese college students. Results showed that there was a significant positive correlation between extraversion and emotional expression and a partial mediating role of self-esteem between extraversion and emotional expression, and that the mediating role of self-esteem was moderated by emotional intelligence. Indirect effects were more significant in participants with high versus low emotional intelligence. Thus, the influence of extraversion on emotional expression was a moderated mediation effect. Theoretical guidance and practical implications for the cultivation of emotional expression in college students are discussed.

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