The structural relation between personality traits, self-efficiency beliefs and subjective well-being among staff of Universities of Guilan


Astara brabch, Islamic Azad University


Introduction: Subjective wellbeing, as one of the indicators of quality of life, has a pivotal role in achievement of success and increasing desirable behaviours, therefore studying it in different societies is of the great importance. Current Study aimed to study the the structural relations between personality, self-efficiency and subjective well-being.Method: This study was a correlational and performed on a sample size of 479 individuals of the university staff, which was selected by using cluster sampling. The data collection tools were the Iranian Big Five Inventory (GARDON), Self-Efficacy and subjective well-being questionnaires and data analysis was done using structural equation modeling.Results: Analysis showed that personality traits and self-efficacy predict 46% of subjective well-being variations. The total effect coefficients (summation of direct and indirect path coefficient) of the three factors of neuroticism / emotional stability, extraversion / happiness and conscience / humility was significant (p