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Joining a Social Club or Buying a Planner?: What predicts subjective wellbeing amongst Swedish university students?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gå med i en nation eller investera i en kalender? : Vad predicerar subjektivt välbefinnande bland svenska universitetsstudenter? (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Research suggests that university students are at risk for developing psychiatric symptoms, but there is a lack of research targeting wellbeing amongst students in Sweden. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between social- and cognitive resilience factors and subjective wellbeing in university students in Sweden. Participants were 396 full-time students. The protective factors, measured by means of the test Scale of Protective Factors (SPF-24), social support, social skills, planning and prioritising behaviour and goal efficacy, were entered into a multiple regression analysis (MRA) with subjective wellbeing, measured by the test Personal Wellbeing Index Adult (PWI-A), as the criterion variable. A significant model emerged with an explanatory power of 41%, indicating that social support, social skills and goal efficacy were significant predictors of subjective wellbeing. Furthermore, employed students rated their goal efficacy higher than unemployed students, and females rated their resilience higher than males. Moreover, results indicate that females and males, as well as students who studied at university to different extents, have similar levels of social support, goal efficacy and wellbeing. Limitations and implementations are discussed.

Abstract [sv]

Forskning visar att universitetsstudenter är en riskgrupp gällande utveckling av psykiatriska symptom, men det saknas studier som undersöker välmående hos svenska studenter. Syftet med studien var att undersöka relationen mellan sociala- och kognitiva resiliensfaktorer och subjektivt välmående i denna grupp. Deltagarna uppgick till 396 heltidsstuderande. Resiliensfaktorerna socialt stöd, sociala färdigheter, planerings- och prioriteringsbeteende samt tilltro till att uppnå mål, uppmätta med hjälp av Scale of Protective Factors (SPF-24), lades in i en multipel regressionsanalys (MRA) med subjektivt välmående, uppmätt med Personal Wellbeing Index Adult (PWI-A), som kriterievariabel. En signifikant modell erhölls, med en förklaringskraft på 41 %, vilken antydde att socialt stöd, sociala färdigheter och tilltro till att uppnå mål signifikant predicerar subjektivt välmående. Vidare skattade arbetande studenter tilltro till att uppnå mål högre än icke-arbetande studenter. Dessutom visade resultatet att kvinnliga studenter skattade resiliens högre än manliga studenter. Kvinnliga och manliga studenter hade liknande nivåer av socialt stöd, tilltro till att uppnå mål och subjektivt välmående. Begränsningar och implementeringar diskuteras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
resilience, wellbeing, social support, social skills, planning, goal efficacy, university, students, Sweden
Keywords [sv]
resiliens, välmående, socialt stöd, sociala färdigheter, planerings- och prioriteringsbeteende, tilltro till att uppnå mål, universitet, studenter, Sverige
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-74821OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-74821DiVA, id: diva2:1212145
Subject / course
Psychology
Educational program
Psychologist Programme, 300 credits
Presentation
2018-05-25, K2048, P G Vejdes väg, Växjö, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-06-04 Created: 2018-06-01 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved

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