Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of student involvement, spiritual well-being and attachment style on college student success and satisfaction
by Blair, Jeanessa M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 86; 1606053
Abstract (Summary)

The present study examined the impact of student involvement, attachment anxiety, attachment avoidant, and spiritual well-being on grade point average, self-esteem, and life satisfaction of college students at a large public university. Two hundred and sixteen students, over the age of eighteen, completed the anonymous online survey. Consistent with previous research, the current study found that spiritual well-being was a significant predictor of student self-esteem and life satisfaction, but was not a significant predictor of grade point average (GPA). Results indicated that attachment anxiety was a significant predictor of self-esteem and life-satisfaction; however, attachment avoidance was not found to be a significant predictor of GPA, self-esteem, or life satisfaction. While student involvement was not a significant predictor, significant differences were found between students who identified as a member of a fraternity and sorority and those who were not. In addition, correlations were found between self-esteem and life satisfaction. The current findings suggest that spiritual well-being and attachment style play an integral role in the development of self-esteem and life satisfaction in college students.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
Commitee: Ghafoori, Bita, Hayashino, Diane
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Spirituality, Higher education
Keywords: Attachment, College student, Fraternity or sorority, Life satisfaction, Self-esteem, Spirituality
Publication Number: 1606053
ISBN: 978-1-339-36213-7
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