Romantic relationship satisfaction, commitment to career choices and subjective well-being

Demirtas S. C., TEZER E.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2542-2549 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.519
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2542-2549
  • Keywords: Relationship satisfaction, career commitment, subjective well-being, university students, NEGATIVE AFFECT, ADJUSTMENT, VALIDATION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study explored the role of romantic relationship satisfaction and two dimensions of career commitment (vocational exploration and commitment and tendency to foreclose) in subjective well-being among 391 (169 females, 222 males) senior university students. The results of two separate multiple regression analyses yielded that life satisfaction was significantly predicted by relationship satisfaction and vocational exploration and commitment whereas positive and negative emotions were significantly predicted by relationship satisfaction, tendency to foreclose and vocational exploration and commitment. The implications, limitations and future directions for research were discussed. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu