عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this paper is exploring the relationship between positive and negative affection and Isfahan University students' life satisfaction. Statistical population was 140 people (69 males and 71 females) of stu-dents in University of Isfahan who were selected based on multi-stage cluster sampling. PANAS was used in order to assess positive and nega-tive affection and life satisfaction was evaluated through SWLS. The re-sults of Pearson correlation coefficient showed that the more positive af-fection in past, present and future times and students' general affection is, the more their life satisfaction will be. Also, increase of negative af-fection in past and present times and general negative affection would lead to reduction in students' life satisfaction (P < 0.05). However, future negative affection has no relationship with life satisfaction. Also, regres-sion analysis results indicated that general positive affection and past negative affection can meaningfully predict respectively 11.6 and 7 and totally 18.1 percent of life satisfaction scores (P < 0.01). Age, sex and marital status could not significantly predict life satisfaction. It seems that emotional states influence the whole life satisfaction.