Measuring Happiness of University Students

14 Pages Posted: 10 May 2014

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Diana Abecia

College of Business Education

Margie Samong

College of Business Education

Ledelie Abella

Independent

Fe Baldomero

College of Business Education

Adrian Tamayo

University of Mindanao - Research and Publication Center

Rosalia Gabronino

College of Business Education

Date Written: May 7, 2014

Abstract

This study constructed the happiness index of University of Mindanao students. A total of three hundred eighty-one (381) students were randomly chosen from. They were asked on how happy they are on thirty-nine (39) pre-determined sources of happiness.

Factor analysis was employed to extract the sources of happiness. There were eight (8) happiness constructs that were extracted. These are competition dimension, lifestyle dimension, intellectual, technology, altruism, night life, care dimension and celebrations.

Also it was revealed that the top five (5) sources of happiness are family, health, academics, recognition and extending help to others. On the whole, UM students are very happy individuals.

Keywords: happiness, university students, exploratory analysis

JEL Classification: I131, Z00

Suggested Citation

Abecia, Diana and Samong, Margie and Abella, Ledelie and Baldomero, Fe and Tamayo, Adrian Mernilo and Gabronino, Rosalia, Measuring Happiness of University Students (May 7, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2433950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2433950

Diana Abecia

College of Business Education ( email )

Bolton St
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8021
Philippines

Margie Samong

College of Business Education ( email )

Bolton St
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8021
Philippines

Ledelie Abella

Independent

Fe Baldomero

College of Business Education ( email )

Bolton St
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8021
Philippines

Adrian Mernilo Tamayo (Contact Author)

University of Mindanao - Research and Publication Center ( email )

Bolton corner Bonifacio St.
Davao, 8000
Philippines
+63(082)2275456 (Phone)
+63(082)2275456 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.umindanao.edu.ph

Rosalia Gabronino

College of Business Education ( email )

Bolton St
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8021
Philippines

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