Article Title: Self-esteem, Resilience, and Social Trust as Mediators in the Relationship between Optimism and Job Satisfaction: A Preliminary Analysis of Data from the European Social Survey
Author(s): Zainab Bibi and Jahanvash Karim and Shafiq- ur-Rehman
Institute(s): Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta; Shafiq -ur – Rehman, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, 2017, Vol. 32, No. 1, 155-173
Correspondence Address: Zainab Bibi, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study examined the mediation effects of social trust, self esteem, and resilience in the relationship between optimism and job satisfaction. Data of appropriate items from the European Social Survey (Round 6) were picked that measured optimism, job satisfaction, self-esteem, resilience, and social trust that were the relevant constructs to this research. The sample for this study comprised of 26716 respondents. Results indicated that optimism, social trust, self-esteem, resilience, and job satisfaction were significantly and positively associated with each other. Results further showed that social trust, self-esteem, and resilience significantly mediated the relationship between optimism and job satisfaction. Implications of research and limitations of the current study were also discussed.
Keywords. Optimism, resilience, self-esteem, social trust, job satisfaction