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JIAAP January 2018
Residential Crowding, Perceived Control and Subjective Well-being among Students Staying in Hostel Dormitory
Neethu P. S., Rohinton Ikal and Surendra Kumar Sia
The present study investigated the intervening role of perceived control in the relationship between crowding and well-being of the students. The study has been carried out on 448 students staying in hostel dormitories of Pondicherry University. The variables studied were residential crowding, perceived control and subjective well-being. It was hypothesized that residential crowding negatively influences subjective wellbeing, also perceived control positively influences subjective wellbeing. In addition, it was also hypothesized that residential crowding influences subjective wellbeing through perceived control. The findings of the correlational analysis indicate that crowding has a significant, negative relationship with subjective wellbeing and perceived control. Also, perceived control has a significant, positive contribution towards subjective wellbeing. Moreover, the mediation analysis shows that there is a partial mediation by perceived control on the relationship between crowding and subjective wellbeing. The findings have been discussed in corroboration with related literature. Keywords: Crowding, Control, Subjective Well-being, Mediation