The relations among well-being outcomes and motives, religiosity, and personality factors in Malaysian muslim university students

Naser Aghababaei, Mustafa Tekke, Allameh Tabataba'i University, International Islamic University Malaysia
2018 Journal of Research & Health  
A major focus of attention in psychology has been on the consequences and determinants of well-being. Religiosity and personality have both been shown to predict well-being and mental health, but the two predictors have not often been investigated together. The relations among well-being outcomes and motives, religiosity, and personality factors were investigated in a Malay muslim context. 255 volunteer university students completed satisfaction with life scale, subjective happiness scale,
more » ... berg's self-esteem scale, hedonic and eudaimonic motives for activities, religious orientation scalerevised, gratitude toward God questionnaire, and the 60-item honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness personality inventory-revised. The data were analyzed using the statistics such as partial correlation, and hierarchical regression. Results showed that religiosity measures were associated with higher levels of honesty-humility, conscientiousness, agreeableness, happiness, life satisfaction, self-esteem, and a eudaimonic way of living. Religiosity had null or weak relationships with well-being outcomes and motives, beyond broad personality factors. Religiosity and honestyhumility may be relatively more important for eudaimonia than for hedonia. How to cite this article: Aghababaei N, Tekke M. The relations among well-being outcomes and motives, religiosity, and personality factors in Malaysian Muslim university students. J Research & Health2018; 8(6): 565-571.
doi:10.29252/jrh.8.6.565 fatcat:mg7aafjwgrczjhx4uoiwzruer4