Path Analysis of Geometric Psychology type, Positive Psychological Capital, and Communication Competence for University Students

대학생의 도형심리 유형, 긍정심리자본, 의사소통능력 간의 경로분석

  • Kim, Myoung-Sook (Department of Brain Education, Brain Education University) ;
  • SEO, Ho-Chan (Department of Global Management, Brain Education University)
  • 김명숙 (국제뇌교육종합대학원대학교 뇌교육학과) ;
  • 서호찬 (국제뇌교육종합대학원대학교 지구경영학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.16
  • Accepted : 2018.06.01
  • Published : 2018.06.30


The objective of this study is to conduct basic research for the development of programs for improving university students' communication competence. As such, it seeks to determine if positive psychological capital can mediate the relationship between the geometric psychology type and communication competence. To that end, 321 Korean university students were surveyed using a questionnaire, and the data underwent scale reliability analysis, regression analysis, and path analysis. Regression analysis revealed the consistent regression results of variables, including geometric psychology type, positive psychological capital, and communication competence. Path analysis confirmed that positive psychological capital mediated the relationship between the geometric psychology type and communication competence, and the results suggested different patterns according to type of geometric psychology. The circle type mediated the sub-variable resilience vis-a-vis communication competence, and directly influenced the latter. The triangle type mediated the sub-factors of positive psychological capital - self-efficacy and resilience -vis-a-vis communication competence, and thus influencing the latter. The square type mediated the sub-factor of positive psychological capital - self-efficacy - vis-a-vis communication competence, and directly influenced the latter. The S type did not mediate positive psychological capital vis-a-vis communication competence, but directly influenced the latter. Thus, considering the above findings, in order to develop university students communication improvement programs, programs should be developed with the application of positive psychological capital considering geometric psychology type.


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