Correlation Between Subjective Well-Being and Psychological Well-Being among University Students

Shela C. Pello1), Yeni Damayanti 2), Juliana MY. Benu1)


1)Department of Psychology, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana

2)Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang



Background: Subjective well-being (SWB) is a self-reported measure of well-being, which comprises three distinct but often related components of wellbeing: fre­quent positive affect, infrequent negative affect, and cognitive evaluations such as life satisfaction. Psychological well-being (PWB) consists of positive re­lation­ships with others, personal mastery, autonomy, a feeling of purpose and meaning in life, and personal growth and development. This study aimed to estimate the correlation between SWB and PWB among university students.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Psy­cho­lo­gy Study Program, Faculty of Public Health, Nusa Cendana University, Ku­pang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, from March to April 2018. A total sample of 211 students was selected for this study. The study variables were SWB and PWB. The da­ta were collected by pre-tested questionnaire and analyzed by correlation.

Results: SWB was strongly and positively correlated with PWB (r= 0.71; p<0.001).

Conclusion: Subjective well-being is strongly and positively correlated with psycho­­logical well-being.

Keywords: subjective well being, psychological well being.

Correspondence: Shela C. Pello. Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Nusa Cendana, Kupang, East Nu­sa Tenggara, Indonesia. Email: Mobile: 081315353992.



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