Social Indicators Research

, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 869–884 | Cite as

Quality of College Life (QCL) of Students in Turkey: Students’ Life Satisfaction and Identification

  • Sevda ArslanEmail author
  • Ozlem Altinbas Akkas


Understanding the complexities of a students’ quality of life has become essential in order for universities to plan their spending most efficiently. This study tests a model which was used to judge the satisfaction of college life and evaluates the overall impact of quality of college life (social, academic, and service satisfaction), life satisfaction, and identification. Secondly, the study assesses the impact of a university’s academic program, social life, facilities, and services on the students’ college life quality in this sample in relation to similar studies from Turkey and other countries. The survey included 1,260 students attending a public university in northwestern Turkey. Measurement tools included the quality of college life scale (QCL), Satisfaction with college life scale, identification scale satisfaction with life scale and personal information form. The results show social satisfaction has the strongest positive impact on QCL. This study found that life satisfaction and university identification had a positive impact on a university student’s satisfaction with college life. According to survey results it is also suggested that University administrators can primarily focus on improving the social satisfaction of the students then improve facilities and services, in order to raise academic satisfaction levels.


Quality of college life Life satisfaction Model analysis Identification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child Study CenterYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.School of Health, Beci Kampusu, Konuralp YerleskesiDuzce UniverstyDuzceTurkey

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