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PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN LIFE SATISFACTION.pdf


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between trait EI and life satisfaction? One recent review (Zeidner, Matthews, Roberts, 2012) notes a
number of mediating factors in the EI–socio-emotional well-being relationship. In respect to their
model, self-esteem might be hypothesized to mediate the association between EI and life satisfaction.
Self-esteem refers to an individual‟s stable sense of personal worth or worthiness (Rosenberg, 1965).
On the one hand, self-esteem has been found to be associated with life satisfaction (Westaway,
Martiz, Golele, 2001; Rey et al. 2011; Yamawaki, Peterson, Nelson, Omori, 2011; Kong, Zhao, You,
2012). On the other hand, research has indicated that higher EI is associated with high self-esteem
(Schutte, Malouff, Simunek, McKenley, Hollander, 2002; Dong, Urista, Gundrum, 2008; Kong et al,
2012). Thus, trait EI is likely to be associated with greater life satisfaction by means of the greater
sense of self-esteem.
Also, of much importance is the exploration of research questions in order to provide answers to
them at the end of this research after hypotheses have been tested. The research questions related to
this present study are;
Does perceived stress influence the rate at which an individual is satisfied with life? Does emotional
intelligence influence life satisfaction? Does self-esteem have any influence on life satisfaction? Are
there some joint influences of perceived stress, emotional intelligence and self-esteem on life
satisfaction? Are there some independent influences of perceived stress, emotional intelligence and
self-esteem on life satisfaction?

Purpose of the Study
The primary objective of this study is summarized. Our aims and objective is to verify some
psychological predictors of life satisfaction (among undergraduates). Specifically, this study
proposes:


To investigate if there will be a significant influence of perceived stress on life satisfaction.



To investigate if there will be a significant influence of emotional intelligence on life
satisfaction.



To find out whether there will be a significant influence of self-esteem on life satisfaction.



To investigate if there will be a significant joint influence of perceived stress, emotional
intelligence and self-esteem on life satisfaction.

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