J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2017 Sep;26(3):313-324. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2017.26.3.313.

Mediating Effect of Perceived Stress and Mental Health on Subjective Well-being in College Students

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Seoul, Korea. shinsh@syu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine subjective well-being in college students and the mediating effect of perceived stress and mental health on the influence of empowerment.
METHODS
A descriptive correlational and cross-sectional research design was used. Participants were 275 students who were recruited from a university in Seoul, and completed the survey. Research tools were empowerment, perceived stress, subjective well-being and mental health (standardized MMPI-2 scale). Collected data were analyzed using SPSS and AMOS 23.0. Significance of the indirect effect was analyzed by the bootstrapping method.
RESULTS
Fitness of the modified model was appropriate (χ²/df=2.68, TLI=.92, CFI=.94, RMSEA=.078, SRMR=.053). Empowerment had a significant direct effect on mental health and indirect effect through perceived stress. Perceived stress had a significant direct effect on subjective well-being and indirect effect through mental health. Empowerment had an indirect effect on subjective well-being through perceived stress and mental health. Empowerment, perceived stress and mental health explained 70.7% of the subjective well-being in the structural equation model.
CONCLUSION
It is important to maintain good mental health in order to improve the well-being of college students. In addition, strategies to improve empowerment are required to reduce stress and promote mental health.

Keyword

Well-being; Empowerment; Stress; Mental health

MeSH Terms

Humans
Mental Health*
Methods
Negotiating*
Power (Psychology)
Research Design
Seoul
Full Text Links
  • JKAPMHN
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr