The Mediating Effect of Self Consistency and Congruence on the Relationship between Happiness and Adolescents' Conscience

[Speaker] Zeng, Lianping:1
[Co-author] Zeng, Chuikai:2, Yan, Liangshi:3, Zhao, Shouying:1, Pan, Yun:1, Lan, Wenjie:1
1:Guizhou Normal University (China (People's Republic of China)), 2:Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics (China (People's Republic of China)), 3:Hunan Normal University (China (People's Republic of China))

Abstract: This study tried to explore the functional mechanism of conscience together with self consistency and congruence(SCC) towards adolescent's happiness. The Conscience Scales, the Self Consistency and Congruence Scales, the Happiness Scales assessed 1675 teenagers of mainland China. The results indicated that: (1)Teenagers' conscience and SCC were significantly positively related with their happiness. (2)Teenagers' conscience were significantly positively related with their SCC. (3)The responsibility, gratitude and the sense of right and wrong of conscience, SCC have positive influence on happiness, while sympathy and modesty have negative impact on happiness. (4)SCC have completely mediating effects between gratitude and happiness while have partly mediating effects between responsibility and happiness. Implications of this study was that both improving teenagers' conscience and developing their self consistency and congruence could increase happiness.
Keywords: conscience, self consistency and congruence, happiness, teenagers
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