The mediation effect of self-esteem on the relationship between personality traits and collective self-esteem in the sample of Latvian arts therapists

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among personality traits, self-esteem and collective self-esteem of Latvian Arts therapistsand specifically to examine a potentially mediating role of self-esteemon the correlation between personality traits and collective self-esteem. The sample of the study consisted of 81 Arts therapists of whom data for 74 AT wereanalysed.The data were collected by Latvian Personality Inventory (LPI-v3), Collective Self-Esteem Scale (CSES), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) including the demographic data. Pearson correlations indicated significant negative moderate correlation between self-esteem and LPI scale Neuroticism, positive moderate correlation between self-esteem and CSES scale Membership self-esteem and between LPI scale Neuroticism and CSES scale Membership self-esteem, therefore mediation analysis was applied to examine the effect of self-esteem ona relationship between Neuroticism and Membership Self-Esteem. Sobel test was used to test the significance of a mediation effect. Results indicated Self-esteem as a significantmediator in the relationship between Neuroticism and Membershipself-esteem.The findings of this research suggest that emotional stability and self-esteem influence Latvian Arts therapist’s senseofidentifyingthemselves as members with their professional group. These results are important for further development of Latvian Arts therapist profession to strengthen Art therapist’s professional identity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-117
JournalSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020

Keywords

  • arts therapists, personality traits
  • self-esteem, collective self-esteem

Field of Science

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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