The Influence of Self-Mastery and Communal-Mastery on Building a Model of Resiliency
Philippine Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2008
13 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2009
Date Written: February 2008
The study investigated the influence of self-mastery and communal mastery on resiliency using Structural Equations Modeling (SEM). Self-mastery is composed of measures of self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-concept, and spirituality, while communal mastery is composed of social support, and attachment. Resiliency was measured with the dimensions insight, independence, creativity, humor, initiative, and relationships. A total of 379 college students from different colleges and universities answered seven measures. The relationships among the components of self-mastery and communal mastery with resiliency indicate coefficients that are significantly different from zero, p<.05. The measurement model indicates that all manifests of self-mastery have significant parameter estimates except for self-concept, for communal-mastery both attachment and social support are significant, and for resiliency, initiative was not significant. It was found that both self-mastery and communal mastery have significant paths towards resiliency. The study concludes that internal resources and interaction with the environment help an individual become resilient.
Keywords: resiliency, communal mastery, self-mastery, self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-concept, spirituality, social support, attachment, insight, independence, creativity, humor, initiative, relationships
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