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I-Wen Chou


This research explored the relationship between the satisfaction of school management (class
advisor and dormitory arrangement), school belonging, and subjective well-being. The participants are 217 Chinese college students from a Thai university. This study applied analysis with SPSS 25.0. The results show that college students with higher well-being regarding campus club and organizational membership; school belonging partial mediated the relationship between Chinese undergraduate students’ satisfaction of the school management and subjective well-being (β = .515, P = .000 to β = .218, P<.001);
Besides, the satisfaction of the school management positively related to student’s subjective well-being (β = .515, R2 = .265, P = .000), and School belonging positively related to student’s subjective well-being (β = .0.579, R2 = .335, P = .000). This study made innovative suggestions, which can be a reference for
Thai universities.


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