Perceived Psychological Well-Being Among University Students: A Comparative Study by Gender

  • Perla Jannet Jurado García Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Fernando Mondaca Fernández Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Leticia Irene Franco Gallegos Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Edgar Francisco Ordoñez Bencomo Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Carolina Jiménez Lira Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vásquez Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to compare the profiles of well-being between men and women Mexican university students. A total sample of 708 participants, 374 women and 334 men, aged 18-26 years participated in this study. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Spanish version of the Psychological Well-Being Scales. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, showed that compared with the women, the men obtained higher scores on the subscales self-acceptance, positive relationships, autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life and personal growth. Because of the differences between men and women in their perception of well-being found, these findings suggest that in order to design any intervention for improving the perceived well-being of the students, the variable gender should be taken into account.

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Published
2019-05-31
How to Cite
García, P. J. J., Fernández, F. M., Gallegos, L. I. F., Bencomo, E. F. O., Lira, C. J., & Vásquez, S. I. A. (2019). Perceived Psychological Well-Being Among University Students: A Comparative Study by Gender. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 15(13), 318. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2019.v15n13p318