Self-Esteem, Tawakal, and Social Support: Its Effect on Student Happiness

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Fadhilah Suralaga, Halimah Nur Rohmah


This study aims to examine the effect of self-esteem, tawakal and social support on university student happiness. The population were students of the Psychology Faculty of UIN Jakarta who lived in a boarding house totalling 177 people. The sample is collected using a non-probability sampling technique, particularly purposive sampling. The research instrument is a modified measuring instrument consisting of a happiness scale, a self-esteem scale, a tawakal scale, and a social support scale. The validity of these instruments tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and data analysis using multiple regression techniques. Based on the results of this study, self-esteem, tawakal, and social support notably influence student happiness by 57.7%. Furthermore, hypothesis testing shows four variables have a positive and crucial impact on student happiness, namely self-competence, self-liking, tawakal and peer support. On the other hand, family support and significant others support do not affect student happiness.


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