The Relationship between the Life Satisfaction, Hope and Anxiety of Final Year Students

Volume 5 Issue 1
Filiz Gültekin Ahu Aricioğlu
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Abstract:


This research investigates the relationship between the levels of life satisfaction, hope and anxiety of the faculty of education senior students. In the study, the life satisfaction, and the levels of hope and anxiety of the faculty of education senior students were compared in terms of their department, gender and the graduation possibility. 478 students in various departments of the faculty of education participated in the research. Satisfaction with Life Scale, State Hope Scale and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory were administered to the students during spring semester of 2013-2014, and fall semester of 2014-2015. Data analysis was performed on 438 valid forms. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used in order to determine the relationship between the levels of life satisfaction, hope and anxiety of the students, while Kruskal-Wallis and Mann Whitney U tests were applied in order to find out the differences between variables. It was determined that the levels of life satisfaction, hope and anxiety of the senior students vary by the departments, and that the constant level of anxiety is higher among girls and the senior students who fail to graduate. There is an intermediate positive level (r=.51, p<0.01) of the relationship between the levels of life satisfaction, hope, and a negative correlation between the levels of state anxiety (r=-.43, p<0.01) and trait anxiety (r=-.41, p<0.01) of senior students.

Keywords

  • Senior college students
  • life satisfaction
  • hope
  • anxiety
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