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The Mediating Effects of Interpersonal Competence on the Relationship between Emotion Regulation and Life Satisfaction of Adolescents

청소년의 정서조절능력과 삶의 만족도와의 관계에서 대인관계역량의 매개효과

  • Received : 2017.06.20
  • Accepted : 2017.08.20
  • Published : 2017.08.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of emotion regulation on life satisfaction of adolescents on the mediating effect of interpersonal competence. The data of 3,404 middle school students in a study on Measurement of Korean Youth Competency and International Comparative Study II(2015) by the National Youth Policy Institute were analysed. The results of the study are: (1) emotion regulation was found a key factor affecting the life satisfaction of adolescents, (2) their emotion regulation affects interpersonal competence, (3) interpersonal competence affects life satisfaction, (4) interpersonal competence was proved to have a mediating effect between the effects of emotion regulation and life satisfaction. The implications and limitations are reviewed, as are the suggestions for future research.

Keywords

Adolescent;Emotion regulation;Positive emotion regulation;Negative emotion regulation;Interpersonal competence;Life satisfaction

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