The Mediating Role of Self-leadership on Basic Psychological Needs, Academic Self-efficacy and Career Adaptability When Life Satisfaction is Controlled

Published: 10 August 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/b5yc9sw7y9.1
Ezgi Ekin Şahin,


In this study, a structural model was tested to investigate the mediator role of self-leadership in the relationships between basic psychological needs and career adaptability and academic self-efficacy and career adaptability. When testing the model, the effect of life satisfaction was controlled. 404 university students [67.3% females and 32.7% males] participated in the study. The participants responded to measures of basic psychological needs satisfaction, academic self-efficacy, self-leadership, career adaptability, and life satisfaction. The data was collected online by way of Google Forms in July 2021. The participants were accessed by sharing the study link with certain explanations on a few social media accounts, which university students follow, such as Facebook groups or Whatsapp (a message communication application), and requested to share the link with their friends.