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The Impact of Social Capital on University Students' Campus Life Adjustment: The Mediating Effect of Psychological Well-being

대학생의 사회적 자본이 대학교 생활적응에 미치는 영향: 심리적 안녕감의 매개효과

Liu, Min;Li, Yi-Ran;Jeon, Jeong-Ho;Lee, Jong-Min
유민;이의연;전정호;이종민

  • Published : 2019.12.28

Abstract

This study focuses on university students' social capital, examines the effects of university students' social capital on psychological well-being and campus life adjustment, and analyzes the mediating effects of psychological well-being. Data were gathered from 205 university students. The results showed firstly that university students' social capital did not have a positive effect on personal adjustment. Secondly, social capital did not have a positive effect on academic adjustment. Thirdly, social capital has a positive effect on social adjustment. Finally, psychological well-being mediated the relationship between social capital and campus life adjustment. This study is unique in that it examines the relationship between social capital and campus life adjustment. In addition, theoretical implications can be found in examining the process of mutual cooperation among students and revealing that they are identified by the theory of social exchange. Practically, the study shows that active efforts are needed to strengthen social capital and create a cooperative environment at the school level.

Keywords

University Students;Foreign Students;Social Capital;Psychological Well-being;Campus Life Adjustment