Psychological well-being and academic achievement in undergraduate psychology students

Renzo Felipe Carranza Esteban, Ronald M. Hernandez, Joel Alhuay Quispe

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Abstract

This study intends to determine the relationship between psychological well-being and academic achievement in psychology students of a private university in Tarapoto, Peru. A non-experimental, correlational and descriptive design is used. The study sample was composed of 210 psychology students. Ryff’s psychological well-being scale containing 39 items distributed in six dimensions is used as instrument: self-acceptance, positive relationships, autonomy, environment mastery, purpose in life and personal growth. Psychometric properties indicated that it is valid and reliable. Results show that there is a direct and highly significant relationship between psychological well-being and academic achievement (r = 0.300, p<.01); therefore, the higher the psychological well-being, the better the academic achievement.
Translated title of the contribution Psychological well-being and academic achievement in undergraduate psychology students
Original languageSpanish (Peru)
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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