Meaning in Life and Subjective Well-Being among Turkish University Students

Dogan T., Sapmaz F., TEL F. D., SAPMAZ YURTSEVER S., Temizel S.

3rd International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Prague, Czech Republic, 5 - 07 June 2012, vol.55, pp.612-617 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 55
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.543
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.612-617
  • Keywords: Meaning in life, subjective well-being, presence of meaning, search for meaning, NEGATIVE AFFECT, SATISFACTION, QUESTIONNAIRE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between meaning in life and subjective well-being. The sample of the study consisted of 232 university students (171 female / 61male) from Sakarya University. The Satisfaction with Life Scale, The Positive-Negative Affect Scale and The Meaning in Life Questionnaire were used to collect data. In data analysis, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression analysis were used. The findings showed that presence of meaning in life and search for meaning in life significantly predict subjective well-being. According to regression analysis, meaning in life accounts for 34% of the variance within subjective well-being. The findings were discussed and in the light of these findings suggestions for future studies were proposed. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of The Association of Science, Education and Technology