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Predicting subjective wellbeing of graduate students by mindfulness, intolerance to uncertainty, rumination and anxiety sensitivity

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2019
Turan, Merve
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of mindfulness, intolerance to uncertainty, rumination, and anxiety sensitivity on subjective wellbeing of graduate students. The participants were, 364 graduate students (177 female, 187 male) aged between 21 and 30 from a state university in Ankara. Demographic Form, The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), Short Version of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS), The Ruminative Response Scale (RRS), and The Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI) were used as data collection instruments. The results of the study indicated that total subjective wellbeing scores were positively correlated with mindfulness and negatively correlated with intolerance to uncertainty, rumination and anxiety sensitivity. The findings of the hierarchical multiple regression analyses revealed that mindfulness explained 14% of the variance in total subjective wellbeing scores. In addition, mindfulness, intolerance to uncertainty, rumination and anxiety sensitivity explained 29% of the variance in total subjective wellbeing scores of graduate students. Findings of the study indicated that predictor variables except for anxiety sensitivity were found to be significant predictors of subjective wellbeing. The results of the study were discussed in the light of the relevant literature.