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Meaning of Life, Psychological Well-Being and Resilience in Iranian Students
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Volume 4, 2017
Issue 4 (August)
Pages: 20-26   |   Vol. 4, No. 4, August 2017   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Hamid Aghababaei Talkhouncheh, Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
[2]
Sajjad Kamyarfar, Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
[3]
Elham Foroozandeh, Department of Psychology, Naein Branch, Islamic Azad University, Naein, Iran.
Abstract
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between meaning of life and psychological well-being and resilience of the high school students in Iran. The statistical population consisted of all 1000 high school students in Iran in the academic year 2015-2016, of whom 212 students (100 male and 112 female students) were selected using the multi-stage stratified random sampling method and Wong [1] Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ), Ryff and Keyes [2] 18-items Psychological Well-Being scale, Connor-Davidson [3] Resilience Scale were administered to them. Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise regression analysis were used for data analysis. The results showed that there is a significant positive relationship between the dimensions of the meaning of life (except intimacy) and psychological well-being (p≤0.05) and resilience (p≤0.05). Moreover, stepwise regression analysis showed that the dimensions of the meaning of life can predict the psychological well-being (p≤0.05) and resilience (p≤0.05). Results reveal that any change in the rate of meaning of life and its components result in change in the rate of psychological well-being in Iranian students.
Keywords
Meaning of Life, Psychological Well-Being, Resilience
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