. Ph.D. Department of Psychology, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
MSc. Department of Psychology, University of Zanjan
Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Medical Sciences University of Bagiyatallah
Ph.D. Department of Psychology, University of Zanjan
Introduction:The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between sense of humor, resiliency and psychological well-being and possibility of explanation of psychological well-being in native and non-native students based on sense of humor and resiliency constructs.Method: The sample consisted of 332 native and non-native students of University of Zanjan (191 females and 141 males) who were selected randomly. They completed the Sense of Humor (SHQ), Conner–Davidson Resiliency (CO-RISC) and Psychological Well-being (RSPWB) questionnaires.Results: Data analysis using stepwise regression indicated that resiliency in the first step (R2=%16) and resiliency along with sense of humor in the next step (R2=%16) predicted psychological well-being of first year students. The additional findings indicated that all subscales of humor were positively correlated with psychological well-being, and also subscale of humor in stressful situations showed the highest correlation with psychological well-being. There was no difference in association patterns between native and non-native students.Conclusion: Given that sense of humor and resiliency variables are significant predictors of psychological well-being in students, by creating and empowering these capacities, we can promote their mental health.