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The Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Psychosocial Factors in University Students

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Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Avda. de la Investigación, 11, 18016 Granada, Spain
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Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University—Peninsula Campus, Frankston, VIC 3199, Australia
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Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Avda. de la Ilustración, 60, 18016 Granada, Spain
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Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria de Granada (ibs.Granada), 18016 Granada, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(13), 4778; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134778
Received: 17 June 2020 / Revised: 29 June 2020 / Accepted: 29 June 2020 / Published: 2 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mental Health and Well-Being in Adolescence: Environment and Behavior)
Determining what factors influence the psychological well-being of undergraduate university students may provide valuable information to inform the development of intervention programs and targeted learning activities. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between psychological well-being in university students and their self-reported learning styles and methodologies, social skills, emotional intelligence, anxiety, empathy and self-concept. The final sample consisted of 149 Spanish university students, with an average age of 21.59 years (SD = 4.64). Psychological well-being dimensions, along with learning style and methodology preferences, social skills, level of social responsibility, emotional intelligence, state and trait anxiety, empathy and levels of self-concept were measured using a series of validated self-report scales. The results indicate that the total variance explained by the university students’ psychological well-being factors were as follows: i) self-acceptance dimension (R2 = 0.586, F(6,99) = 23.335, p < 0.001); ii) positive relationships dimension (R2 = 0.520, F(6,99) = 17.874, p < 0.001); iii) autonomy dimension (R2 = 0.313, F(4,101) = 11.525, p < 0.001); iv) environmental mastery dimension (R2 = 0.489, F(4,101) = 24.139, p < 0.001); v) personal growth dimension (R2 = 0.354, F(4,101) = 13.838, p < 0.001); and vi) purpose-in-life dimension (R2 = 0.439, F(4,101) = 19.786, p < 0.001). The study findings may be used to inform new educational policies and interventions aimed at improving the psychological well-being of university students in the international context. View Full-Text
Keywords: psychological well-being; university students; learning styles; social skills; emotional intelligence; anxiety; empathy; self-concept psychological well-being; university students; learning styles; social skills; emotional intelligence; anxiety; empathy; self-concept
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Morales-Rodríguez, F.M.; Espigares-López, I.; Brown, T.; Pérez-Mármol, J.M. The Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Psychosocial Factors in University Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4778. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134778

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Morales-Rodríguez FM, Espigares-López I, Brown T, Pérez-Mármol JM. The Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Psychosocial Factors in University Students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(13):4778. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134778

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Morales-Rodríguez, Francisco M.; Espigares-López, Isabel; Brown, Ted; Pérez-Mármol, José M. 2020. "The Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Psychosocial Factors in University Students" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 13: 4778. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17134778

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