Eudaimonic Versus Hedonic Well-Being in Predicting Academic Success

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. describe application and measurement issues regarding Dual Factor Model.
  2. describe conceptual and empirical differences between eudaimonic and hedonic well-being.
  3. identify the methodology and results of an original Dual Factor Model study.
  4. discuss the possible contributions of eudaimonic well-being in intervention development to prevent attrition.


The purpose of this presentation is to examine the relationship between mental health and GPA; these considerations will guide prevention and intervention designed to maximize retention. Possible contribution of conceptualizing mental health through joint consideration of well-being and symptoms (Dual Factor Model) will be discussed. Specifically, the differences in prediction of GPA using two types of well-being (hedonic vs. eudaimonic) and two types of symptoms (anxiety, and depression) will be compared using multiple regression analysis.



Gulden Esat, University of Houston
Syed A. Rizvi, University of Houston
Caroline Mousa, University of Houston
Ester L. Shaw, Texas Tech University


Bradley H. Smith

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