Psychological capital is associated with higher levels of life satisfaction and school belongingness

Jesus Alfonso Daep DATU, Jana Patricia M. VALDEZ

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Abstract

Psychological capital (PsyCap) has been associated with key organizational and well-being outcomes. However, limited investigations have been carried out regarding the role of PsyCap in the educational settings. The present study assessed the association of PsyCap with life satisfaction and school belongingness in the academic context. Four hundred and sixty-two Filipino high school students participated in the current investigation. Structural equation modeling showed that PsyCap was positively linked to school belongingness via the intermediate variable life satisfaction. An alternative structural model also provided evidence of the indirect effects of PsyCap on life satisfaction via school belongingness. Theoretical and practical implications of these results are discussed. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-346
JournalSchool Psychology International
Volume40
Issue number4
Early online date05 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2019

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Economics
Psychology
school
satisfaction with life
Structural Models
educational setting
structural model
well-being
Students
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Citation

Datu, J. A. D., & Valdez, J. P. M. (2019). Psychological capital is associated with higher levels of life satisfaction and school belongingness. School Psychology International, 40(4), 331-346. doi: 10.1177/0143034319838011

Keywords

  • Filipino students
  • Life satisfaction
  • Psychological capital
  • School belongingness