International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review

Original Research Article

Psychological well-being and academic performance in university students

1González Pérez Paloma, 2Pérez Chávez Manuel Antonio and *3Cardoso-Jiménez Daniel


1Graduated from the Bachelor of Psychology, Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.
2Full-Time Research Professor. Temascaltepec University Center. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.
3Full-Time Research Professor. Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit. Autonomous University of the State of Mexico.

* Corresponding Author Email:dcj400_(at)hotmail.com

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000/0002-1762-1511

González Pérez Paloma

Pérez Chávez Manuel Antonio

Cardoso-Jiménez Daniel


Article Number: IJEPRR.20.019  |   Pages: 173-186  |   Vol. 7 (5), September 2020   |   DOI: https://doi.org/10.15739/IJEPRR.20.019

 Received: July 13, 2020  Accepted: September 29, 2020  Published: September 30, 2020

Abstract

The objective of the research was to relate psychological well-being and academic performance in new students of the degree in Psychology of the Tejupilco Professional Academic Unit dependent on the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico during the period 2019B, the population consisted of 95 students of both sexes. To describe psychological well-being, the Ryff scale adapted to the Spanish population was applied, which measured self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, autonomy, mastery of the environment, purpose in life and personal growth; the academic performance was obtained from the academic trajectory of each student. The information was processed with the SPSS statistical package, calculating percentages of the degree of psychological well-being and the Pearson correlation. For the dimensions of self-acceptance, positive relationships, purpose for life and personal growth, two out of 10 students had a low level. Regarding autonomy and mastery of the environment, three out of 10 students presented a low level. There is a statistically significant correlation (P≤0.05) between the scales of self-acceptance, positive relationships with others, autonomy, mastery of the environment, purpose for life, personal growth, and academic performance.

Keywords:

Psychological well-being, academic performance, students, new admission, psychology.

How to Cite this Article

González PP, Pérez CMA, Cardoso-Jiménez D (2020). Psychological well-being and academic performance in university students. Int. J. Educ. Pol. Res. Rev. 7 (5):173-186.

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