The influence of instructor support, family support and psychological capital on the well-being of postgraduate students

a moderated mediation model

Ingrid Nielsen, Alexander Newman, Russell Smyth, Giles Hirst, Barbara Heilemann

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2099-2115
Number of pages17
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • business schools
  • mediation
  • postgraduate students
  • support
  • well-being

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