Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Article in Press

A study on effects of factors on resilience and life satisfaction in pre-service preschool teachers

Sibel Sönmez

  •  Received: 17 February 2016
  •  Accepted: 08 June 2018
At present, it is important that individuals have wellness and abilities to cope with problems and to create solutions to problems. These abilities influence individuals’ life satisfaction and resilience levels. Life satisfaction refers to wellbeing and predominance of positive feelings over negative feelings. It is agreed that the less the discrepancy between desires and achievements is, the higher the life satisfaction is. Resilience and life satisfaction are two concepts which have gained importance recently. The aim of this study was to examine factors influencing resilience and life satisfaction and the relation between resilience and life satisfaction in pre-service preschool teachers at Dokuz Eylül University and Ege University. The study was based on the relational screening model. Data were collected with the Resilience Scale and the Satisfaction with Life Scale in the spring term of the 2014/2015 academic year. Two hundred students were included into the study through random sampling. Of 200 students, 181 (90.5%) were female and 19 (9.5%) were male. Data were analyzed with independent samples t test, one way variance analysis and Pearson correlation analysis. There was a significant positive relation between resilience levels and life satisfaction. In addition, social support was found to improve resilience levels.

Keywords: Life satisfaction, resilience, pre-service preschool teachers, university students.