IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(1): 15-20 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.788

The Effects of the Levels of Optimism and Self-monitoring on Meaning in Life

Altan Ayan
Abstract—In this current study, firstly, the concepts of optimism, self-monitoring and meaning in life are expressed. The aim of this study is to examine the levels of optimism and self-monitoring on meaning in life. To put it another way, the research tries to investigate the factors affecting the level of meaning in life. In addition, the effect of the level of optimism on self-monitoring is scrutinized. The research sample comprises a total of 240 students from a school of applied sciences at a state university in the Marmara region. In this context, the data are obtained from 240 students. Thus, the population of the research covers all students studying at this state university. In this current study, factor analysis, reliability test and multiple regression tests were carried out. Consequently, it has seen that the sub-dimensions of optimism scale have a significant effect on existent meaning. Last but not least, it is observed that the sub-dimensions of self-monitoring scale have a significant positive effect on existent meaning as well.

Index Terms—Optimism, self-monitoring, meaning in life.

Altan Ayan is with Trakya University, Uzunköprü School of Applied Sciences, Uzunköprü, Edirne, Turkey (e-mail: altanayanayan@gmail.com).

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Cite: Altan Ayan, "The Effects of the Levels of Optimism and Self-monitoring on Meaning in Life," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 15-20, 2017.

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