“Let us create!”: The mediating role of creative self-efficacy between personality and mental well-being in university students

Fino, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-5095-6014 and Sun, S., 2021. “Let us create!”: The mediating role of creative self-efficacy between personality and mental well-being in university students. Personality and Individual Differences. ISSN 0191-8869 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

The present study aimed to test a model of relationships between the Big-Five personality traits, Creative Self-Efficacy, and Mental Well-Being in a sample of Chinese undergraduate students (N = 248), controlling for gender and age. We found that Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, and Agreeableness were positively associated with Mental Well-Being and Creative Self-Efficacy, and that Neuroticism was negatively associated with both Mental Well-Being and Creative Self-Efficacy, with the effects observed for Extraversion and Neuroticism being non-significant. Creative self-efficacy was positively and significantly associated with Mental Well-Being, fully mediated the effect of Openness, and partially mediated the effect of Conscientiousness on Mental Well-Being. These results contribute to explain individual differences in personality and Mental Well-Being through the indirect effect of Creative Self-Efficacy, a belief in one’s ability to innovatively overcome problems and achieve creative outcomes, supporting a theoretical model integrating Trait Theory and Social-Cognitive Theory. Further implications for theory, research, assessment, and intervention are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Personality and Individual Differences
Creators: Fino, E. and Sun, S.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 1 December 2021
ISSN: 0191-8869
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 17 Dec 2021 15:01
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 16:50
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/45144

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