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The moderating effect of relatedness on the relationship between self-regulation and well-being among university students

Greiwe, Joanna (2020) The moderating effect of relatedness on the relationship between self-regulation and well-being among university students.

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Abstract:Mental health concerns among university students represent a prevalent issue. Research has outlined the positive effect of character strengths in the light of positive psychology on well-being. In particular, self-regulation was shown to positively predict well-being as well as academic achievement. In the context of the Self-determination theory (SDT), relatedness is also indicative for well-being and is said to promote engagement and achievement which undermines the possible positive effect of relatedness on self-regulation and consequently well-being in students. Based on previous research this study aims at investigating the relationship between self-regulation, relatedness and three different dimensions of well-being namely, satisfaction with life, positive affect and negative affect. It was hypothesized that relatedness moderates and strengthens the relationship between self-regulation and well-being. In total 132 participants took part in the cross sectional online survey. Data was analysed by means of a correlation analysis and moderation analysis using a bootstrapping approach. Results indicated no significant prediction of self-regulation and relatedness on satisfaction with life and positive affect. However, self-regulation and relatedness significantly predicted negative affect with high scores on self-regulation predicting lower negative affect for student’s high in relatedness.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81834
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