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Psychological Studies

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 241–249 | Cite as

Effects of Cultural Orientation, Self-Esteem, and Collective Self-Esteem on Well-Being

  • Ayano Yamaguchi
  • Satoshi Akutsu
  • Atsushi Oshio
  • Min-Sun Kim
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Abstract

This study examined a model of independent and interdependent self-construal, individual and collective self-esteem, and subjective well-being in a sample of college students from the mainland USA, Hawaii, and Japan. Specifically, the mediation role of individual as well as collective self-esteem in the effects of independent and interdependent self-construal on subjective well-being was explored. Results indicated that the hypothesized model fit well. The study found the direct effects of independent self-construal on subjective well-being in all three cultural groups. Collective self-esteem was a significant mediator of the effects of both independent and interdependent self-construal on subjective well-being only in the mainland USA. The negative effect of interdependent self-construal on collective self-esteem was observed only in the mainland USA. Better understanding of both universal and culture-specific aspects of collective self-esteem in promoting subjective well-being seems essential for further theoretical development as well as effective prevention/intervention efforts across three cultural groups.

Keywords

Collective self-esteem Self-esteem Cultural orientation Well-being 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research B (25285113), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C (17K04376), and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research C (15K04142).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayano Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • Satoshi Akutsu
    • 2
  • Atsushi Oshio
    • 3
  • Min-Sun Kim
    • 4
  1. 1.College of Community and Human ServicesRikkyo UniversitySaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS)Hitotsubashi UniversityKunitachiJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Letters, Arts and SciencesWaseda UniversityShinjukuJapan
  4. 4.CommunicologyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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