Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Mental Boundaries, Social Support, Self-Esteem, College Students
The purpose of the research was to explore the relationship between mental boundaries, self-esteem, and social support. With a sample of 295 participants, correlations and a moderation analysis were conducted to examine the relationships between mental boundaries, self-esteem, and social support. The study found that mental boundaries have a significant relationship with self-esteem and social support; however, mental boundaries do not moderate the relationship between self-esteem and social support. This study also examined the structure of the Boundary Questionnaire 18 (BQ18), utilizing an exploratory factor analysis. Suggestions for future research and implications for clinical work are offered, as well as a call for developing new ways to measure mental boundaries.
Mathe, J. (2020). Mental Boundaries as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Social Support and Self-Esteem (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1880
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