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PS28A-14-341

Changes in undervaluing others by Japanese university freshman and its positive effects on extracurricular activities

[Speaker] Kodaira, Hideshi:1
1:Nihon Fukushi University (Japan)

Effects of self-enhancement by undervaluing others on extracurricular activities of first year university students were investigated. Japanese university freshmen (n=140) completed the Undervaluing Others Scale and the Self-Esteem Scale in the first and second years of university. They also reported on their extracurricular activities, including club activities, volunteer work, and part-time jobs during the second year. The results of latent change score modeling indicated that changes in undervaluing others significantly affected the number of club activities participated by students, as well as the frequency of doing volunteer work. Moreover, multiple population analysis by structural equation modeling indicated that changes in undervaluing others significantly affected the number of club activities participated by high and low self-esteem student groups, whereas changes in undervaluing others significantly affected the frequency of volunteer work only in the high self-esteem group.
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