Event Title

Sources of Resilience as Potential Predictors of Well-being in College Students

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Erin N. Smith

Start Date

23-4-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2019 5:00 PM

Description

Regardless of class year, college students often have difficulties balancing several areas of their life, including schoolwork, family life, and future planning. In the present study, we focus on family cohesion and religiosity and how they serve as predictors for components of well-being in college students. Specifically, we focus on students' stress, hope, and self-esteem levels. Results showed support for most of our hypotheses. Greater levels of both family cohesion and religiosity were positively correlated with higher self-esteem and lower stress levels, and greater religiosity was related to higher levels of hope. In the future, it would be interesting to investigate how different family structures around the world impact well-being. Additionally, we would hope to look at religiosity and spirituality separately to see if there would be any differences in students’ well-being. Overall, we suggest that family cohesion and religiosity are important to consider when interacting with college students.

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Sources of Resilience as Potential Predictors of Well-being in College Students

Regardless of class year, college students often have difficulties balancing several areas of their life, including schoolwork, family life, and future planning. In the present study, we focus on family cohesion and religiosity and how they serve as predictors for components of well-being in college students. Specifically, we focus on students' stress, hope, and self-esteem levels. Results showed support for most of our hypotheses. Greater levels of both family cohesion and religiosity were positively correlated with higher self-esteem and lower stress levels, and greater religiosity was related to higher levels of hope. In the future, it would be interesting to investigate how different family structures around the world impact well-being. Additionally, we would hope to look at religiosity and spirituality separately to see if there would be any differences in students’ well-being. Overall, we suggest that family cohesion and religiosity are important to consider when interacting with college students.