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ERIC Number: EJ704952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Need for Cognition and Life Satisfaction Among College Students
Coutinho, Savia A.; Woolery, Lisa M.
College Student Journal, v38 n2 p203 Jun 2004
The relationship between the need for cognition and life satisfaction was explored among college students. The 18-item short Need for Cognition Scale (NCS; Cacioppo, Petty, & Kao, 1984) and the 5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) were administered to 157 undergraduate university students. Results of a correlation and stepwise multiple regression indicated that currently enrolled students high in the need for cognition expressed greater life satisfaction than students low in the need for cognition. This study supports the hypothesis that the need for cognition is a predictor of life satisfaction among college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Need for Cognition Scale