Modeling the Structural Relationships of Social Support on Academic Satisfaction with the Mediating Role of Academic Vitality

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences (Educational Management), Faculty of Humanities, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran

2 Master of Educational Management, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran


Objective: The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of social support on academic satisfaction, emphasizing the mediating role of academic vitality.
Method: Quantitative research method based on the type of data collection was descriptive and correlational. The research population included all students of the Faculty of Humanities and Literature of Kurdistan University in the academic year of 2021-2022. A sample of 315 people was selected using Morgan table and available sampling method. In order to collect data, three questionnaires of perceived social support, academic satisfaction and academic vitality were used. Correlation tests and structural equation modeling were used in SPSS and Amos software in the inferential statistics section.
Results: The results showed that the significance coefficient value of the first research hypothesis was 99.979, which confirmed that social support directly affects academic satisfaction. The value of the significance coefficient for the second hypothesis of the research was 18.464, which confirmed that social support directly affects academic vitality. Also, the significance coefficient value for the third hypothesis was 41.797 and confirmed that academic vitality also has a positive and significant effect on academic satisfaction. Therefore, according to the confirmation of all three hypotheses, the fourth hypothesis of the research, that is the mediation of academic vitality in the relationship between social support and academic satisfaction, was confirmed. By confirming the mediating role of academic vitality, it was found that social support has an indirect, positive and significant effect of 0.897 on academic satisfaction.
Conclusion: According to the results obtained from the present study, it can be concluded that academic vitality plays a mediating role in the relationship between social support and academic satisfaction. A person who receives social support has more academic vitality, which is effective in increasing academic satisfaction.


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