Student perceived quality of life (SPQL) or life satisfaction (LS) is a component and a key indicator of a student’s subjective well-being (SWB). It is “a pleasurable emotional state resulting from a person’s enactment of the role of being a student” (Bean & Bradley, 1986, p. 398) and has been defined as a student’s overall subjective appraisal of the quality of one’s life overall or with important domains (Diener, 1994) and “a person’s subjective evaluation of the degree to which his or her most important needs, goals, and wishes have been fulfilled” (Frisch, 2000, p. 220). A broader and more comprehensive definition includes “student short-term perception of satisfaction and happiness with multiple life domains in light of salient, psychosocial and contextual factors, and personal meaning structures” (Benjamin, 1994). The time frame would focus on the immediate past, objective circumstances would include a range of demographic indicators, while psychosocial factors would...
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El-Hassan, K. (2014). Student Quality of Life. In: Michalos, A.C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_2890
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