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

Perla Jannet Jurado García, Fernando Mondaca Fernández, Leticia Irene Franco Gallegos, Edgar Francisco Ordoñez Bencomo, Carolina Jiménez Lira, Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vásquez

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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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2019.v15n13p318

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2019.v15n13p318


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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