Measuring Happiness of University Students
14 Pages Posted: 10 May 2014
Date Written: May 7, 2014
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
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