The Influence of Personality Traits and Gratitude towards Life Satisfaction among Undergraduate Students in Malaysia

  • Liu Yu Kai
  • Tan Yim Sitt
  • Darshini Sivalingam
  • Komathi Lokithasan
  • Sanggari Krishnan
  • Wirawahida Kamarul Zaman

Abstract

The present study explores the influences of each personality traits and gratitude towards life satisfaction of undergraduate university students in Malaysia. 429 responses were collected but only 365 out of it were taken into account after removing all the invalid responses and outliers. The data were collected using Qualtrics Survey and paper-and-pencil survey, which included items from International English Big-Five Mini-Markers, The Gratitude Questionnaire Six Item Form (CQ-6), and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). Data were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) statistical software 25th version. The results have shown that extraversion (β = .208, p < .001), conscientiousness (β = .147, p = .011), and gratitude (β = .329, p < .001) were statistically significant in predicting life satisfaction positively, while neuroticism (β = -.191, p < .001) was significantly and negatively predicting life satisfaction. Results also has shown that agreeableness (β = -.031, p = .532) and openness (β = -.070, p = .198) were reported insignificant in predicting life satisfaction.

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Published
2020-06-15
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KAI, Liu Yu et al. The Influence of Personality Traits and Gratitude towards Life Satisfaction among Undergraduate Students in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 33-42, june 2020. Available at: <http://myjms.moe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/9602>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.
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