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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00598

The relationship between regulatory emotional self-efficacy and core self-evaluation of college students: the mediation effects of suicidal attitude

  • 1Hebei University, China
  • 2China University of Political Science and Law, China

This study analysed the mediation effect of a suicidal attitude from regulatory emotional self-efficacy to core self-evaluation. A measurement study was conducted among 438 college students using the Regulatory Emotional Self-Efficacy Scale, the Core Self-Evaluation Scale, and the Suicide Attitude Questionnaire. Results from the plug-in process in SPSS and the bootstrap method showed that the attitude towards suicidal behaviour and the attitude towards family members of an individual who has committed suicide played a double-mediation role, from perceived self-efficacy in managing happiness to core self-evaluation. The results also showed that the attitude towards a person who committed suicide or attempted suicide played a mediation effect from perceived self-efficacy in managing curiousness to core self-evaluation. This research has great significance for improving the understanding of college students' sense of happiness and prevention for self-evaluation.

Keywords: Regulatory emotional self-efficacy, suicidal attitude, Core self-evaluation, mediation effect, sense of happiness

Received: 09 Jul 2017; Accepted: 09 Apr 2018.

Edited by:

Yari Gvion, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Reviewed by:

Paula Dagnino, Universidad Gabriela Mistral, Chile
Gianluca Castelnuovo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy  

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* Correspondence: Dr. Changxiu Shi, China University of Political Science and Law, Changping District, China,