With the school of positive psychology, concepts such as subjective well-being, hope, meaningful life and optimism have become the well-researched topics. Indeed, many studies have shown that optimistic and hopeful individuals who indicate meaning in their lives are physically and psychologically healthier. In this study, the relationship between sense of meaning in life, optimism and hope levels in relation to subjective well-being were examined. A total of 984 (582 female and 402 male) with the mean age of 21.26 (SD = 1.69) university students filled Positive-Negative Affect Schedule, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Meaning in Life Questionnaire, Life Orientation Test, The Hope Scale. The obtained data were analyzed by Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). All the variables predicted subjective well-being significantly, that is to say, having a meaningful life, optimism and hope are in positive and direct relations with happiness and the most powerful predictive variable is optimism.
|Publication Date||September 21, 2021|
|Published in Issue||Year 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2|
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