International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Gender Difference in Psychological Well-being among Filipino College Student Samples
Jeannie A. Perez

This cross-sectional, non-experimental quantitative study aimed to determine gender differences in various aspects of psychological well-being among Filipino college students. A total of 588 college students from various schools in the Philippines participated in this project (males= 110; females = 478). The participants completed eight scales measuring different aspects of psychological well-being. Gender differences were found in terms of daily spiritual experience, father relationship, peer relationship, autonomy, positive relations with others, and purpose in life. No gender differences were found in the aspects of positive affect, negative affect, mother relationship, teacher relationship, environmental mastery, personal growth, and self-acceptance. Results are found to be confirmatory of prior studies and in parallel with gender stereotypes and socialization practices in the Philippines.

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