Under the COVID-19 Period: Perceived Social Support, Personality Traits, Loneliness, and Subjective Well-Being among Chinese University Business Students in Thailand


  • Chou I-Wen Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University
  • Chatuwit Keawsuwan Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University
  • Kanokporn Numtong Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University


Loneliness, Perceived Social Support, Subjective Well-Being (SWB), International Chinese University Business Students, COVID-19 epidemic


Social support played a crucial role in Chinese universities. International students’ mental health problems have become a growing issue, especially in the period of COVID-19. However, few studies so far in Thailand had examined the effects of Loneliness and Perceived social support on subjective well-being among Chinese university students during the COVID-19 period. Thus, this research aims to determine the relationship between Perceived Social Support, Personality Traits, Loneliness, and Subjective well-being (SWB). Participants were 330 International Chinese College Students who enrolled in a Thai University. This study had received 321 valid samples through online questionnaires. Furthermore, applied Multiple linear regression was analyzed by SPSS 25.0. Findings came with: (1) Neuroticism (beta of -.242, p < .01) was negatively related to SWB, while both Openness to Experience (beta of .228, p < .01) and Extraversion (beta of .158, p < .001) were positively related to SWB. (2) PSS – Family, and PSS- Friends had no significant impact on Subjective well-being. (3) PSS- Significant Other (beta of .265, p < .01) had a positive impact on Subjective well-being. (4) Social Support (Significant Others) played a "partial mediation" role in the relationship between Loneliness and SWB.


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I-Wen, C., Keawsuwan, C., & Numtong, K. . (2022). Under the COVID-19 Period: Perceived Social Support, Personality Traits, Loneliness, and Subjective Well-Being among Chinese University Business Students in Thailand. Journal of Accountancy and Management, 14(4), 135–149. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/mbs/article/view/251995



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