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      Effect of Conscientiousness on Social Loafing Among Male and Female Chinese University Students

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          This study investigated the differences between Chinese female and male university students regarding the relationship between conscientiousness, interpersonal relationships, and social loafing. By analyzing these relationships, this study interpreted how personality, mediators, and gender differences affect social loafing. In total, 827 Chinese university students were recruited from three universities in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. Students completed an online questionnaire, which included a conscientiousness scale, an interpersonal relationship scale, and a social loafing scale. Structural equation modeling was performed to test the validity of the measurement scales, mediating effects, and group differences. The findings revealed that the relationship between conscientiousness, interpersonal relationships, and social loafing differed between female and male Chinese university students. Interpersonal relationships served as a partial mediator in the relationship between conscientiousness and social loafing among female students. Interpersonal relationships did not play a mediating role in the relationship between conscientiousness and social loafing among male students. We suggest that university administrators should promote cooperation among Chinese university students.

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                dongyangpsy@foxmail.com
                tulisa0929@gmail.com
                htb@wnu.edu.cn
                Journal
                Asia-Pacific Edu Res
                The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
                Springer Nature Singapore (Singapore )
                0119-5646
                2243-7908
                15 May 2023
                : 1-11
                Affiliations
                [1 ]GRID grid.443692.e, ISNI 0000 0004 0617 4511, Department of Educational Management, International College, , Krirk University, ; 43/1111 Ram-Indra Road, KM.1, Bang Khen, Bangkok, 10220 Thailand
                [2 ]GRID grid.443615.1, ISNI 0000 0004 1797 7790, Education Science College, , Weinan Normal University, ; Weinan, China
                Author information
                http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6382-0706
                http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9090-1598
                Article
                742
                10.1007/s40299-023-00742-0
                10184107
                7a48f1e2-4e7c-4352-b7e3-cc168010efbd
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                : 7 May 2023
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                conscientiousness,interpersonal relationships,social loafing,multiple-group analysis

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