International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Improving New Residents’ Subjective Well-Being through Social Support: The Mediating Role of Self-Concept
Ai-Chun Chang, Ph.D student, Kuo-Chung Huang, Professor

The study extends the literature by conceptualizing social support (instrumental support and emotional support), self-concept and subjective well-being (positive affect and life satisfaction). Based on the sample of 256 female new residents, the integrated structural equation model was examined. It was found that emotional support has a greater positive impact on positive affect than instrumental support and self-concept. Self-concept is a key factor in improving life satisfaction as it plays a complete mediating role between social support and life satisfaction. The research improves the understanding of how instrumental support, emotional support and self-concept behave in the psychological processes to increase positive affect and life satisfaction.

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