Social Indicators Research

, Volume 62, Issue 1–3, pp 455–477 | Cite as

Subjective Well-Being Among College Students

  • Kyeong-Ho Cha


This study examined the subjective well-being of Korean college students and its relation with personality constructs, such as self-esteem, collective self-esteem, and optimism. The subjective well-being and personality constructs of 350 Korean students were assessed with self-report measures. The relative contributions of personality constructs in predicting subjective well-being were examined by regression analyses and dominance analyses. Korean students scored low in life satisfaction and affective well-being compared to students of other nations. All personality constructs were significantly correlated with life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect.


Regression Analysis College Student Life Satisfaction Negative Affect Positive Affect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyeong-Ho Cha
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  1. 1.Division of Economics and BusinessHoseo UniversityCheonanKorea

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