Title: Do psychological resilience and life satisfaction affect happiness levels of individuals? A case study for Trabzon University

Authors: Kenan Bülbül; Tuğba Türkkan; Hatice Odacı

Addresses: Ismail Yildirim Primary School, Trabzon, Turkey ' Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Social Work, Gumushane University, Gumushane, 28100, Turkey ' Faculty of Letters, Departments of Psychology, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

Abstract: The aim of the research is to examine the effect of psychological resilience and life satisfaction on happiness. Accordingly, the research included students from different departments of Trabzon University in the spring semester of the 2018-2019 educational year and was completed with 558 students who accepted participation. Within the scope of the study, the demographic information form, Brief Resilience Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire-short form were used. As a result of the analyses, the happiness levels of students did not differ statistically significantly based on their gender and income levels, but differed statistically significantly based on department they studied and this difference was due to students attending the department of foreign languages education. Finally, according to multiple regression analysis, life satisfaction alone predicted 43% of happiness level, while including psychological resilience was included in the model, they both predicted 50%.

Keywords: happiness; psychological resilience; life satisfaction; university students; positive psychology; quantitative research method; case study; regression analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHD.2022.124890

International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2022 Vol.7 No.2, pp.107 - 121

Received: 22 Apr 2020
Accepted: 07 Dec 2020

Published online: 15 Aug 2022 *

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