Social Indicators Research

, Volume 120, Issue 2, pp 601–613 | Cite as

Investigation of Dispositional and State Hope Levels’ Relations with Student Subjective Well-Being

  • Aylin Demirli
  • Mustafa TürkmenEmail author
  • Recep Serkan Arık


The present study investigates the relation between dispositional and state hope levels and student well-being in the context of causality by model analysis. Eight hundred and eighty-one students (653 females, 228 males) from different departments of five universities (Ankara, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart, Dumlupınar, Başkent, Maltepe) in different regions of Turkey participated in the study. Participants were administered a demographic questionnaire as well as Turkish versions of the State Hope Scale, Dispositional Hope Scale, Scales of Positive and Negative Experience, and Flourishing Scale. The results indicated that model 1, which was designed to investigate the direct effect of dispositional and state hope on the subjective well-being of students, showed a good fit. Correspondingly, model 2, which was designed to investigate the relation between hope and subjective well-being with additional variables (such as gender, age, accommodation, income, physical handicap, health problems, being in a relationship, satisfaction of friendship) also showed a good fit with the variables.


Dispositional hope State hope Subjective well-being Life satisfaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aylin Demirli
    • 1
  • Mustafa Türkmen
    • 2
    Email author
  • Recep Serkan Arık
    • 3
  1. 1.Başkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of EducationÇanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityÇanakkaleTurkey
  3. 3.Dumlupınar UniversityKutahyaTurkey

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