This article is based upon a master's thesis completed by the senior author under the guidance of the junior author.
Social Support, Positive College Events, and College Satisfaction: Evidence for Boosting Effects1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 19, Issue 9, pages 758–771, June 1989
How to Cite
Weir, R. M. and Okun, M. A. (1989), Social Support, Positive College Events, and College Satisfaction: Evidence for Boosting Effects. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 19: 758–771. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1989.tb01257.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
On the basis of previous research on college satisfaction and Cohen and Wills'(1985) social support framework, we hypothesized that structural social support has a main effect on college satisfaction and that the effect of positive college events on college satisfaction is boosted by self-esteem and belonging functional social support. Analyses were based upon a convenience sample of 392 community college students enrolled in psychology courses. Structural social support had a main effect on college satisfaction, and positive college events interacted with self-esteem functional social support. The beneficial effect of positive college events on college satisfaction increased as the level of self-esteem functional social support increased.