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Subjective well-being among Romanian students: Analysis of the potential for cross-cultural comparisons

Panisoara,Ion Ovidiu; Panisoara,Georgeta; Ghita,Cristina; & Chirca, Ruxandra

The purpose of this study is to identify the level of well-being and how it differs among university students. The concept of well-being is an integral, multifaceted and multifunctional notion. Therefore, it has to be analysed from several perspectives. However, in-depth accounts of psychological well-being has to explore people's sense of whether their lives have purpose, whether they are realising their given potential, what is the quality of their ties to others, and if they feel in charge of their own lives.  In order to assess the level of well-being, the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) was utilised. Participants for this study were 60 first-year students, with 30 students from humanities, and 30 students from sciences. To test the third hypothesis, 15 males and 15 females were invited to participate. Results reveal a higher level of well-being among the sciences students. According to gender, males displayed higher level of well-being than females. This work strengthens the conceptual foundations of well-being among university students. 
 

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