2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

Student Engagement, Personality, Positive and Negative Affect, and Subjective Well-Being in College Students
Sarah J. David* and David M. Schultz
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor

This study examined the relations between student engagement and personality, positive and negative affect, and subjective well-being. We hypothesized that student engagement would have a significant positive correlation with openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, positive affect, and subjective well-being. Furthermore, we hypothesized that student engagement would have a significant negative correlation with neuroticism and negative affect. A survey was administered to 136 students at Truman State University that included the Big Five Inventory (BFI), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), and a student engagement scale. Results from the survey indicated partial support for the hypothesis. Student engagement had a significant positive correlation with conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, positive affect, and subjective well-being. Student engagement had a significant negative correlation with neuroticism. Results of this study may be used to predict student engagement, a research topic important in understanding student achievement in many academic settings.

Keywords: Student Engagement, Personality, Positive and Negative Affect, Subjective Well-Being

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 3-7
Location: GEO
Time: 3:30

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