A Cross-culture Study of SWB of College Students: A Report from 48 Nations and Regions
Yan Biaobin 1, Zheng Xue 2, Qiu Lin 2 ( 1 Department of Pedagogy, Zhaoqing University, Guangdong, 52 6061) ( 2 Department of Psychology , South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 51 0631 )
In this study, the basic condition of subjects' well being(SWB) was examined. T he International College Survey Questionnaire was administered to a sample of 10018 college students from 48 nations and regions. The correlation analysis and stepwise regression analysis methods were used to examine the SWB and its sever al dimensions. The results showed that there was significant correlation betw een SWB and positive emotions, negative emotions, life satisfaction, self exper i ence and norms. Relative importance of the dimensions for judgments of SWB was c ompared by means of dominant analysis on the basis of regression analysis. The r esu lt indicated that in SWB prediction, positive emotions were the most importan t fac tor, then life satisfaction, which once more validated the view that SWB was ma inly predicted by affect factors and cognition factors.