Academic Major Satisfaction as A Predictor of Psychological Well-Being and Psychological Distress

Wening Cahyawulan, Bella Yugi Fazny, Karsih Karsih


This study examined the relationship between academic major satisfaction and students’ psychological well-being and distress. Data were collected from 429 Indonesian university students (17-24 years of age) using a purposive sampling technique. Data were collected using an academic major satisfaction scale, brief symptom inventory, and Ryff’s psychological well-being adapted to the Indonesian context. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis and Mann Whitney U-test. The result showed that students with higher major satisfaction exhibited higher psychological well-being and lower psychological distress. This paper also discusses the importance of providing individual planning services by school counselors to help students find the most suitable major for them.


academic major satisfaction; psychological well-being; psychological distress; college students

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