Mediating effect of growth mindset and grit between human rights victimization and self-esteem

인권피해와 자아존중감과의 관계에서 성장 마인드셋과 그릿의 매개효과

  • Received : 2017.07.21
  • Accepted : 2017.09.20
  • Published : 2017.09.28


Our current study aimed to verify the mediating effect of growth mindset and grit in the relationship between human rights victimization and self-esteem. The survey was conducted on 233 college students. Reliability analysis, correlation analysis, and Macro Process were performed, and bootstrap method was used to verify the mediating effect of growth mindset and grit. The results were as follows. First, human right victimization were significantly and negatively correlated with self-esteem, growth mindset, and grit while self-esteem were significantly and positively correlated with growth mindset, and grit. Second, as a result of path analysis, the human rights victimization had a significant negative impact on self-esteem, growth mindset and grit. On the other hand, growth mindset and grit had a significant positive effect on self-esteem. Third, growth mindset and grit had a mediating effect in the relationship between human right victimization and self-esteem. This implied that self-esteem of college students can be increased by increasing their growth mindset and grit. Future research is needed to clarify the role of human rights research and growth mindset and self - esteem in college students.


Human rights victimization;Self-esteem;Growth mindset;Grit;Mediating effect;Macro process


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