The moderating role of positive and negative emotions in relationship between positive psychological capital and subjective well-being among adolescents

2014 IJRSP – Volume 3 Issue 3


Afzal, Anila
University of Sargodha, Pakistan (

Malik Najma, Iqbal
University of Sargodha, Pakistan (

Atta, Mohsin*
University of Sargodha, Pakistan (


The current research was aimed to investigate the moderating role of positive and negative emotions between the relationship of PsyCap and subjective well-being (SWB) among adolescents. Sample was comprised 616 school adolescents of rural and urban areas. Urdu version of Trait Well-being Inventory by Fatima (2004) and PANAS (Watson, Clark & Tellegen, 1988) were used to measure the constructs, whereas PsyCap scale for adolescents was used to measure PsyCap (Afzal, 2013). Moderated hierarchical regression analysis depicted that low level negative emotions moderated the relationship of self-efficacy, hope and optimism with SWB. Further results of study also illustrated that high level of positive emotions strengthen the relationship between hope and SWB, whereas positive emotions did not yield significant moderating role in relationships between the optimism and self-efficacy with SWB.

Keywords: PsyCap; positive emotions; negative emotions; subjective well-being



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