〈Original Papers〉Examination of Factors Related to University Life Satisfaction for Students
- Publisher: 近畿大学総合社会学部
近畿大学総合社会学部紀要 = Applied Sociology Research Review KINKI UNIVERSITY,
university life satisfaction | students | social skills
(Abstract) The purpose of the present study was to examine factors related to university life satisfaction for students, and specifically to identify social skills related to satisfaction with peer relationships. Participants included 352 university students in their freshman or sophomore year that responded to a questionnaire. The results show that satisfaction with peer relationships is strongly related to more general university life satisfaction. It is also found that social skills required for initiating or maintaining relationships are associated with satisfaction with peer relationships. However, students with greater social skills in emotion regulation and interpreting other's perspectives are less likely to feel satisfaction with peer relationships. Further research with more advanced students is needed to extend these findings. The eventual goal is to develop effective intervention programs to promote student adjustment to university life.