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Academic Achievement and Social Involvement as Predictors of Life Satisfaction Among College Students
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by Charlotte L. Powers - Clemson University
The present study examined academic achievement and social involvement as predictors of undergraduates’ life satisfaction. 103 participants completed a survey that assessed life satisfaction, academic achievement, and different types of social involvement. The results of a multiple regression indicated that both social involvement and academic achievement accounted for unique variance (R2 = .29) in the outcome variable of life satisfaction. In addition, the distinction between structured and unstructured social involvement was examined, and I found that unstructured involvement had a much stronger relationship with life satisfaction. These results indicate that both social involvement and academic achievement are important predictors of undergraduate life satisfaction.