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Marisa Francisco
Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra
Débora Félix
Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra
Joaquim Armando Ferreira
Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra
Vol. 9 (2022), Número monográfico XVI CIG-PP, pages 302-313
Submitted: Jan 10, 2022 Accepted: Mar 8, 2022 Published: Apr 29, 2022
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This study aims to investigate the relationships between the personality, resilience, and subjective well-being of higher education students, testing the predictive value that resilience can add to personality dimensions. The sample consists of 197 participants, aged between 18 and 29 years, of both sexes. The Big Five Inventory (BFI), the Life Satisfaction Scale (SWLS), the Positive Affectivity and Negative Affectivity Scale (PANAS) - reduced version, and the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) were used to evaluate the variables under study. The results were compared according to sex and the parents' departure from home, but there were no statistically significant differences in either. Statistically significant correlations were found between negative affectivity and neuroticism. Resilience was correlated with extroversion. Satisfaction with life presented significant correlations with kindness, awareness, and resilience. Moreover, positive affectivity showed significant correlations with resilience, satisfaction with life, and with all dimensions of personality, except with neuroticism. The results indicate that, effectively, the personality is a strong predictor of well-being, and that the capacity of resilience presents significant positive relations with satisfaction with life and positive affectivity and negative relationship with negative affectivity.


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