The mediating role of interpersonal cognition on the relationships between personality and adolescent ego development

Yih-Lan Liu*

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Abstract

The author investigated whether interpersonal cognition mediated the relationships between defense, social sensitivity, and ego development. Participants (N = 616; M age = 15.66 years, SD =.52 year; 276 boys) from northwestern Taiwan completed a battery of questionnaires. Structural equation modeling and mediation analyses supported the hypothesis that interpersonal cognition would mediate the path between defense and ego development, and the path between social sensitivity and ego development. Defense and social sensitivity were found to have direct effects on ego development. The study provides evidence of the mediating effect of interpersonal cognition on the association between personality and ego developmentz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-152
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
Volume174
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • defense
  • ego development
  • interpersonal cognition
  • interpersonal sensitivity
  • personality

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