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Chinese adolescents' belief in a just world and academic resilience: The mediating role of perceived academic competence

Liu, Bingyu; Platow, Michael J.

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The current study examined the relationship between belief in a just world and self-reported academic resilience, and whether perceived academic competence mediated this relationship. Seven-hundred fifty-one students enrolled in a middle school and a high school (45.81% male, 15 to 16 years old) from two regions of China participated in this study. Structural equation modeling indicated that general belief in a just world was: (1) directly associated with academic resilience, and (2) indirectly...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLiu, Bingyu
dc.contributor.authorPlatow, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-08T00:26:05Z
dc.identifier.issn0143-0343
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/219240
dc.description.abstractThe current study examined the relationship between belief in a just world and self-reported academic resilience, and whether perceived academic competence mediated this relationship. Seven-hundred fifty-one students enrolled in a middle school and a high school (45.81% male, 15 to 16 years old) from two regions of China participated in this study. Structural equation modeling indicated that general belief in a just world was: (1) directly associated with academic resilience, and (2) indirectly associated with students' academic resilience through perceived academic competence, after controlling for the effects of gender and socioeconomic status. This study provides insight into how broader social-ideological understandings of the world (e.g., belief in a just world) may guide individual self-construals (e.g., perceived academic competence) to affect individual persistence in the face of adversity (e.g., resilience). Implications and limitations of the current study are discussed.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2020
dc.sourceSchool Psychology International
dc.subjectgeneral belief in a just world
dc.subjectpersonal belief in a just world
dc.subjectperceived academic competence
dc.subjectacademic resilience
dc.subjectmiddle school students
dc.subjectmediating effect
dc.titleChinese adolescents' belief in a just world and academic resilience: The mediating role of perceived academic competence
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor170113 - Social and Community Psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB10735
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200800
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLiu, Bingyu, Southwest University
local.contributor.affiliationPlatow, Michael , College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage18
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0143034320908001
local.identifier.absseo920413 - Social Structure and Health
dc.date.updated2020-11-02T04:16:34Z
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