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Neuroticism and Psychosocial Stressors of Trauma in University Students: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem and Self-Appraisal of Trauma

    Samia Rani

    School of Professional Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

    Sadia Saleem

    School of Professional Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan

    Sayyeda Taskeen Zahra

    School of Professional Psychology, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan


Received
02 Apr, 2022
Accepted
03 Mar, 2022
Published
31 Dec, 2022

The current study aimed to find out the mediating role of anxious self-esteem and self-appraisal of trauma in the relationship of neuroticism and psycho-social stressors of trauma in a sample of 213 (men =31%, women = 68%) between the ages of 18 to 26 (M = 20.78, SD = 2.46). Participants were selected by using a purposive sampling strategy studying in private and government universities of Lahore, Pakistan. Neuroticism vs. Emotional Stability Scale (John et al., 1991), Anxious/ Withdrawn Self-esteem Scale for University Population (Zafar et al., 2012), Psychosocial Stressors of Trauma scale (PSST) (Rani et al., 2021), and Self-Appraisal Scale (Rani et al., 2021) were used to assess the neuroticism vs. emotional stability, anxious self-esteem, self-appraisal of trauma and psycho-social stressors of trauma in university students. Findings of correlation analysis depicted the interrelatedness of neuroticism, anxious self-esteem, self-appraisal of trauma, and psycho-social stressors. Mediation analysis suggested the serial mediating role of anxious self-esteem and self-appraisal of trauma in the association of neuroticism vs. emotional stability and PSST in university students. These findings might be used to overcome the adverse outcomes of trauma in University students.

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APA-7 Style
Rani, S., Saleem, S., Zahra, S.T. (2022). Neuroticism and Psychosocial Stressors of Trauma in University Students: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem and Self-Appraisal of Trauma . Pak. J. Psychol. Res, 37(4), 679-696. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.41

ACS Style
Rani, S.; Saleem, S.; Zahra, S.T. Neuroticism and Psychosocial Stressors of Trauma in University Students: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem and Self-Appraisal of Trauma . Pak. J. Psychol. Res 2022, 37, 679-696. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.41

AMA Style
Rani S, Saleem S, Zahra ST. Neuroticism and Psychosocial Stressors of Trauma in University Students: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem and Self-Appraisal of Trauma . Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research. 2022; 37(4): 679-696. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.41

Chicago/Turabian Style
Rani, Samia, Sadia Saleem, and Sayyeda Taskeen Zahra. 2022. "Neuroticism and Psychosocial Stressors of Trauma in University Students: The Mediating Role of Self-Esteem and Self-Appraisal of Trauma " Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research 37, no. 4: 679-696. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.41