عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aims to investigate the role of self-efficacy, social support and optimism in predicting mental wellbeing in order to develop a structural model in students. A sample of 293 BA, MA and PhD students from Faculty of Psychology of Allameh Tabataba'i University was selected through stratified sampling method. The collected data were analyzed using LISREL and SPSS software, and the direct, indirect and overall impacts of the variables of self-efficacy, social support and optimism on mental wellbeing were investigated.
The results led to the composition of a model. In the obtained model, the results indicate that a desirable level of self-efficacy, optimism and social support have a significant impact on happiness. In addition, the two variables of self-efficacy and optimism showed a direct and significant impact on happiness. In the discussed model, the variables of self-efficacy and optimism were able to explain 42 percent of the variance of mental wellbeing.
In conclusion, it seems that any increase in the level of the students’ self-efficacy, social support and optimism heightens their feeling of mental wellbeing. As found in the final model, the three variables directly and indirectly improve the feeling of mental wellbeing