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Relationship between wisdom, perceived control of internal states, perceived stress, social intelligence, information processing styles and life satisfaction among college students

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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between wisdom, social intelligence, perceived control of internal states, perceived stress, information processing styles and life satisfaction among college students. Three hundred and nine students (270 female and 39 male students with a mean age of 27 years) were selected using random cluster sampling method. The Self-Assessed Wisdom Scale, Perceived Control of Internal States Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, Tromso Social Intelligence Scale, Rational-Experiential Inventory and Satisfaction with Life Scale were used for data collection. Results showed that there were significant correlation between emotion regulation, humor (subscales of wisdom), social awareness, social skills (subscales of social intelligence), perceived control of internal states, perceived stress and life satisfaction. The information processing styles had no statistically significant relationship with life satisfaction. Furthermore, the multiple regression analysis revealed that perceived stress, humor and social skills were strongest predictors of life satisfaction among college students. The roles of these variables in life satisfaction were discussed.

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Rezaei, A., Mousanezhad Jeddi, E. Relationship between wisdom, perceived control of internal states, perceived stress, social intelligence, information processing styles and life satisfaction among college students. Curr Psychol 39, 927–933 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-9804-z

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Keywords

  • Wisdom
  • Perceived control of internal states
  • Perceived stress
  • Social intelligence
  • Information processing styles
  • Life satisfaction