Social connectedness, extraversion, and subjective well-being: Testing a mediation model

Rich Lee, Brooke L. Dean, Kyoung Rae Jung

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Abstract

This investigation examined social connectedness as distinct from extraversion and as a mediation variable in the relationship between extraversion and subjective well-being. A college student sample (N = 295) and a sample of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB; N = 148) completed measures of extraversion, social connectedness, life satisfaction, and positive and negative affect. Factor analytic results suggest social connectedness is a unique construct from extraversion. Moreover, the relationship between extraversion and well-being was mediated by social connectedness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-419
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Extraversion
  • Mediation
  • Social connectedness
  • Subjective well-being

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