Vol.24, No.2, 2022, pp.207-217, doi:10.32604/ijmhp.2022.019745
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The Relationship between College Graduate’s Dual Self-Consciousness and Job Search Clarity: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress
  • Tinghu Kang1, Yang Li2,3,* , Jiandong Guo4, Xingwen Ma1, Fatema Akhter Hiramoni5, Md Zahir Ahmed1, Mary C. Jobe6, Oli Ahmed7
1 School of Psychology, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070, China
2 College of Education, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070, China
3 School of Teacher Education, Yuxi Normal University, Yuxi, 653100, China
4 Department of Admissions and Employment Service, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, 730070, China
5 Department of Economics, Sheikh Hasina University, Netrokona, 2410, Bangladesh
6 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC, 20052, USA
7 Department of Psychology, University of Chittagong, Chattogram, 4331, Bangladesh
* Corresponding Author: Yang Li. Email:
Received 12 October 2021; Accepted 19 November 2021; Issue published 18 January 2022
Abstract
The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between college graduates’ dual self-consciousness, job search clarity and perceived stress, and reveal the mediating role of perceived stress between dual self-consciousness and job search clarity. In this study, 467 college graduates were investigated using the Dual Self-Consciousness Scale, Job Search Clarity Scale, and Perceived Stress Scale. After controlling for gender, age, and region, the results revealed that: (1) private self-consciousness has a significant positive predictive effect on job search clarity; (2) perceived stress has a significant negative predictive effect on job search clarity; (3) perceived stress plays partial mediation effects between private self-consciousness and job search clarity; (4) perceived stress plays complete mediation effects between public self-consciousness and job search clarity; (5) perceived stress has suppressing effects between public self-consciousness and job search clarity.
Keywords
Private self-consciousness; public self-consciousness; job search clarity; perceived stress; Suppressing effects
Cite This Article
Kang, T., Li, Y., Guo, J., Ma, X., Hiramoni, F. A. et al. (2022). The Relationship between College Graduate’s Dual Self-Consciousness and Job Search Clarity: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 24(2), 207–217.
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