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Moral Identity and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Identity Commitment Quality

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Department of Psychology and Behavior Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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School of Educational Science, Zhoukou Normal University, Zhoukou 466001, China
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Institute of Applied Psychology, Psychological Research and Counseling Center, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(18), 9795; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189795
Received: 17 July 2021 / Revised: 12 September 2021 / Accepted: 14 September 2021 / Published: 17 September 2021
Moral identity is associated with people’s subjective well-being; however, little is known about how an individual with moral identity relates to one’s subjective well-being. Based on the eudaimonic identity theory, the current study proposed that identity commitment quality is a critical mechanism that links moral identity (two dimensions: internalization and symbolization) and subjective well-being. We examined our hypotheses in 419 college students, who completed the Self-importance of Moral Identity Questionnaire, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Scale of Positive and Negative Experience, and Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-being. Results confirmed significant positive correlations among moral identity, identity commitment quality, and subjective well-being; findings also suggested that both the internalization and symbolization dimensions of moral identity predicted subjective well-being through identity commitment quality, and identity commitment quality fully mediated the pathway relationship between moral identity and subjective well-being. We discussed these findings with respect to implications and proposed research suggestions for future studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: moral identity; subjective well-being; identity commitment quality; internalization; symbolization moral identity; subjective well-being; identity commitment quality; internalization; symbolization
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Cui, P.; Mao, Y.; Shen, Y.; Ma, J. Moral Identity and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Identity Commitment Quality. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189795

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Cui P, Mao Y, Shen Y, Ma J. Moral Identity and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Identity Commitment Quality. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(18):9795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189795

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Cui, Peng, Yanhui Mao, Yufan Shen, and Jianhong Ma. 2021. "Moral Identity and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Identity Commitment Quality" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 18: 9795. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189795

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