2020, Volume 16
Self-esteem, self-control, and life satisfaction among amateur boxers
Xin Chen1, Nan Qiu2, Chao Chen3, Dexin Wang3
1Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
2General and Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany
3Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai, China
Author for correspondence: Xin Chen; Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany; email: email@example.com
Background and Study Aim: Life satisfaction refers to a stable and generalized cognitive evaluation of an individual's overall living conditions or major aspects of life, and is an important indicator for measuring the quality of personal life and an indicator of subjective well-being. The purposes of the present study is knowledge about two issues: first, the relationship between self-esteem, self-control and life satisfaction; second, whether self-control mediates the relationship between self-esteem and life satisfaction.
Materials and Methods: The participants were 231 amateur boxers, between age range of 18 to 32 years, who were attending different clubs/teams in China. Data were collected by using Self-control Scale, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, and The Satisfaction with Life Scale.
Results: First, self-esteem and self-control are positively correlated with life satisfaction. Second, self-esteem was positively correlated with self-control. Finally, amateur boxers’ self-control mediates self-esteem and life satisfaction, indicating that self-esteem predict life satisfaction not only directly but also indirectly through self-control.
Conclusions: Therefore, in the future, we can start from helping amateur boxer’s improve self-esteem and self-control to improve their life satisfaction.
Key words: mediating effect, mental health, , Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale, well-being