Analysis on the primary of character strength that affects the life satisfaction of university students

대학생들의 삶의 만족여부에 영향을 주는 성격적 강점 요인

  • 백옥경 (상명대학교 교육심리학과) ;
  • 김청자 (상명대학교 교육학과)
  • Received : 2013.12.11
  • Accepted : 2014.01.09
  • Published : 2014.01.31


The purpose of this study among university students is to analyze difference of their character strengths by life satisfaction and to indicate the primary factors of character strength that affect life satisfaction. The study has shown that among 24 character strength factors, only kindness, self-control, hope, optimism and humor lead to life dissatisfaction, and the other factors lead to higher satisfaction. According to the primary factors of character strengths that affect life satisfaction, love, fairness, appreciation and spirituality affect life satisfaction similarly. In addition, love and humor is directly related to it while spirituality, appreciation and fairness are indirectly related. Moreover, the primary factors of life satisfaction in order are love, humor, spirituality, appreciation and fairness.


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