ISSN 0439-755X
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Acta Psychologica Sinica ›› 2021, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (9): 1003-1017.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1041.2021.01003

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Psychological structure of social mindfulness in Chinese culture

TIAN Yi1,2, WANG Li3, XU Yan2(), JIAO Liying2   

  1. 1Beijing Research Center for Education Supervision and Quality Assessment, Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences, Beijing 100036, China
    2Beijing Key Laboratory of Applied Experimental Psychology, National Demonstration Center for Experimental Psychology Education (Beijing Normal University), Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
    3School of Psychology, Beijing Sport University, Beijing 100084, China
  • Received:2020-08-23 Published:2021-09-25 Online:2021-07-22
  • Contact: XU Yan
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation general project(31671160);Yangming psychology and Contemporary Social Psychology Research Institute of Guiyang Kong School(KXTXT201601);National Social Science Foundation major project(19ZDA363)


In order to explore the psychological structure of Chinese social mindfulness, this paper adopted the personality vocabulary method, selected the mental words which represent social good thoughts from the vocabulary collected by the open investigation, and established the social mindfulness lexicon. Through two exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, the social mindfulness vocabulary scale with 18 personality traits and the social mindfulness self-report scale with 17 descriptions were obtained. Through lexical analysis and psychometric analysis, we explored the psychological structure of social mindfulness in Chinese culture, which contains two second-order factors and four first-order factors. In this model, the two second-order factors were agreeableness and extraversion, and the four first-order factors were kindness and respect, humility, inclusive and understanding, and positive and open.

Key words: social mindfulness, psychological structure, lexical method, Chinese culture