Influence of Trait-Patience in Goal Pursuit and Subjective Well-Being Among University Students


  • Anam Mehmood Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Rubina Hanif Quaid-i-Azam University
  • Irum Noureen Quaid-i-Azam University


Trait-patience, goal pursuit, achievement, subjective well-being


The present study was aimed to examine the role of trait-patience among university students in pursuit of goal and achieving subjective-wellbeing across the academic quarter. A sample of 300 university students (male = 108; female = 192) age ranged 18-35 years were selected from Rawalpindi and Islamabad. To measure study variables, Three-Factor Patience Scale (Schnitker 2012), Self-reported projects (Little, 1983), Positive and Negative Affect Scale (Watson, Clark, & Tellegen, 1988), and Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen & Griffin, 1985) were used. Results revealed that individuals high in patience were more engaged in pursuit of personal projects, as compare to those with low trait- patience. It was also found that the trait-patience was significantly related with goal pursuit, achievement and well-being. In context of temporal effect, patience and goal pursuit was significant predictors of the goal achievement, while the subjective-well-being at the start of semester predicted the well-being across time. The present study would be useful for students and teachers to evaluate or manage the students to set goals and patiently strive to reach goal and well-being.


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