Self-Regulation as a Predictor of Psychological Well-being of Undergraduates in Southwestern Nigeria

Psychological Well-being


  • Tofunmi Matthew Babalola Educational Foundations and Counselling (EFC), Obafemi Awolowo University, 230001, Nigeria.
  • Oluwasayo Ebenezer Adewunmi Educational Foundations and Counselling (EFC), Obafemi Awolowo University, 230001, Nigeria.
  • Aghogho Gloria Okunola Educational Foundations and Counselling (EFC), Obafemi Awolowo University, 230001, Nigeria


Self-regulation, Well-being, Psychological Well-being


The study identified the levels of psychological well-being and self-regulation of undergraduates in Southwestern Nigeria and investigated the predictive ability of self-regulation on undergraduate students’ psychological well-being in the study area. These were with a view to providing empirical information on the relationship between self-regulation and psychological well-being of undergraduate students in Southwestern Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population for the study comprised 378,982 undergraduate students in Southwestern Nigeria. Sawtooth Software was used in selecting the sample size. The sample comprised 1563 undergraduates selected using a multistage sampling procedure. Two adapted instruments were employed to gather data from the respondents. They were Questionnaire on Psychological Well-being Scale (PWBS) and Self-regulation Scale (SRS). Data collected were analysed using frequency counts, percentages and linear regression analysis. The results showed that 8.6%, 77.5%, and 13.9% of the undergraduates had low, moderate, and high psychological well-being, respectively. The results of the study also showed that self-regulation was a significant predictor of psychological well-being (R-value = 0.530, F-value = 610.584, p < 0.05). The study concluded that self-regulation was capable of enhancing psychological well-being


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Tofunmi Matthew Babalola, Oluwasayo Ebenezer Adewunmi, & Aghogho Gloria Okunola. (2023). Self-Regulation as a Predictor of Psychological Well-being of Undergraduates in Southwestern Nigeria: Psychological Well-being. International Journal of Social Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends, 20(1), 190–200. Retrieved from