Physical Activity, Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Happiness
Happiness research has strived to determine the factors accounting for the variance in individual subjective happiness assessments. Previous literature has found evidence that there may be a significant relationship between happiness and the following three factors: self-esteem, self-efficacy, and physical activity. The present study attempts to retest these findings. Three hundred and twenty-four undergraduate university students completed a survey measuring their happiness, self-esteem, self-efficacy and leisure-time physical activity. Using a multiple linear regression, it was found that the three factors significantly accounted for majority of the variance in subjective happiness. Self-esteem was found to account for the largest amount of variance. These findings are consistent with the previous literature.
Keywords - Positive Psychology, Happiness, Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, Physical Activity, University Students