July 27, 2016 08:30 - 10:00

Self-Esteem as Mediator Between Rejection Sensitivity and Anger

[Speaker] Luo, Lin:1
[Co-author] Bi, Chongzeng:1
1:Southwest University, Faculty of Psychology (China (People's Republic of China))

Studies have found that high rejection sensitivity people are hypervigilant to interpersonal rejection and more likely to experience feelings of anxiety and anger. However, few specially explored the possible relationships between rejection sensitivity, anger and self-esteem. 195 undergraduates complete the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Rebacca L.J Tendency to Expect Rejection Scale, Spielberger State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2,and our developed Daily Rejection Experience Questionnaire. Results showed rejection sensitivity was positive associated with state anger, trait anger, high rejection sensitivity students were more likely to express anger in. Self esteem partially(fully) mediated the effect of rejection sensitivity on students' state anger(trait anger). However, there was no significant relationship between rejection sensitivity and anger-out, anger control; nor was there a significant relationship between rejection sensitivity and degree of being rejected, subjective sense of rejection.
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