Personality, cognitive and social orientations and subjective wellbeing among Chinese students

X. Zheng, D.L. Sang, Q. Lin

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Abstract

This study examined the relationships between personality, cognitive and social orientations and subjective wellbeing (SWB) among Chinese students. Two hundred and one students in China completed a battery of questionnaires on SWB, personality, cognitive and social orientations. The results showed that the students have a medium level of SWB, significantly more collectivist than individualist orientation, more future than present orientation on enjoyment, and more self-created than fatalist orientation on the resources of happiness. Regression analyses showed that neuroticism, collectivist and fatalist orientations were significant predictors of SWB, and cognitive and social orientations made additional contribution to the variance of SWB. In addition, a path analysis showed that orientation variables mediated the influence of personality on SWB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-171
JournalAustralian Psychologist
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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