Relationship of stress & resilience with general well-being & life satisfaction among post-graduate students
Keywords:Stress, Resilience, Life Satisfaction, Post-Graduate Students
AbstractHolistic living signifies the integration of every aspect of life for a positive well-being. While mentioning about positive psychology it is essential to alleviate negative factors such as stress, depression, poor mental health etc. To challenge this negativity it is important to find the compensators which would help reducing the negative components. One important aspect that needs to be addressed is stress which is inevitable. Studies indicate that stress can be managed with resilience (Southwick, Vaithilingam & Charney, 2005). By reducing stress one’s well-being as well as life satisfaction is enhanced. Therefore, present study attempts to assess the relationship of stress and resilience with life satisfaction and general well-being. The sample of the study includes 50 post-graduate final year students, both male and female. The tools used were General Well Being Schedule GWB (Dupuy, 1970) to assess the level of general well-being, The Satisfaction with Life Scale SwLS (Diener et al., 1985) to assess individuals’ global judgment of life satisfaction, The Brief Resilience Scale (Smith, Dalen, Wiggins, Tooley, Christopher & Bernard, 2008) and The Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale DASS (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1985) to assess the level of stress. Pearson’s correlation analysis is used to find out the relationship between the factors and results show negative relation of stress with resilience, life satisfaction and general well-being. There is no difference in levels of stress and GWB related to Gender and year of study. Also, the first year post graduate students especially female were found to have severe stress and low well-being levels.
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