At present, it is important that individuals have wellness and abilities to cope with problems and to
create solutions to problems. These abilities influence individualsâ€™ 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 EylÃ¼l 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
Keywords: Life satisfaction, resilience, pre-service preschool teachers, university students.