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The influence of instructor support, family support and psychological capital on the well-being of postgraduate students: a moderated mediation model

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Ingrid NielsenIngrid Nielsen, Alexander NewmanAlexander Newman, R Smyth, G Hirst, B Heilemann
The influence of instructor support, family support and psychological capital (PsyCap) on the subjective well-being of postgraduate business students, including whether PsyCap mediates the proposed support – well-being relationship were examined in this study. It was further investigated whether family support moderates this proposed mediated relationship. Direct positive relationships between instructor support and well-being, and between PsyCap and well-being were found. It was also found that PsyCap mediates the instructor support – well-being relationship. Finally, it was found that family support moderates this mediated relationship in such a way that the relationship is stronger among students with lower levels of family support.

History

Journal

Studies in higher education

Volume

42

Issue

11

Pagination

2099 - 2115

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0307-5079

eISSN

1470-174X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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2016, Society for Research into Higher Education