Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Committee Member
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The purpose of this study was to examine if facets of character strengths and psychological well being differentially predicted life satisfaction among four racial groups in a sample of 572 university students. Participants completed assessment instruments measuring character strengths, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction. Regarding character strengths, the following were predictive of life satisfaction: Caucasians, intellectual strengths and emotional strengths; African Americans and Hispanic Americans, theological strengths; and Asian Americans, theological strengths, emotional strengths, and intellectual strengths. Regarding psychological well-being, the following were predictive of life satisfaction: Caucasians, self-acceptance and environmental mastery; African Americans, none of the domains; Hispanic Americans, self-acceptance; and Asian Americans, environmental mastery and self-acceptance. Results were considered within the context of limitations and implications were discussed.
Character; Character Strengths; Ethnic Minorities; Life; Life Satisfaction; Multicultural; Populations; Positive Psychology; Predictors; Psychological; Psychological Well-being; Positive Psychology; Satisfaction; Strengths
Clinical psychology; Blacks--Study and teaching; Hispanic Americans--Study
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Yanez, Alejandro Patricio, "Character strengths and psychological well-being as predictors of life satisfaction among multicultural populations" (2006). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2686.