Big Five Personality Traits and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Iranian Muslim University Students

  title={Big Five Personality Traits and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Iranian Muslim University Students},
  author={Mohsen Joshanloo and Samaneh Afshari},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
This study presents the first examination of the relation between the Big Five personality traits, self-esteem, and life satisfaction in Iran, which is an understudied country in the well-being literature. Participants were 235 university students at the University of Tehran, all reporting their religious affiliation as Muslim. Findings revealed that the Big Five personality traits explained about 25% of the variance in life satisfaction scores. Among the Big Five traits, extraversion and… 
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