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Sezer, Senol; Can, Ertug – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: This research aimed to determine school happiness level of the teachers based on their opinions. For this purpose, 'School Happiness Scale' was developed by the researchers. The validity and reliability of the School Happiness Scale were tested. And then, the scale was applied to 484 teachers to determine their school happiness level.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Measures (Individuals), Validity
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Jackson, Liz; Bingham, Charles – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2018
That happiness leads to lack of harm and suffering, representing both a good and a means to good, is promoted, for example, by educational philosophers such as Nel Noddings. But happiness should not be seen as an unproblematic goal, for education or otherwise. In this article, we critically investigate the importance of happiness in the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Psychology
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Abdollahi, Abbas; Hosseinian, Simin; Panahipour, Hannaneh; Najafi, Mahmoud; Soheili, Fariba – School Psychology International, 2019
Happiness plays a key role in influencing adolescent performance in a variety of contexts. The present study was designed to investigate the relationships between perfectionism, emotional intelligence, and happiness and to test the moderating role of emotional intelligence in the relationship between perfectionism and happiness among Malaysian…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Psychological Patterns, Personality Traits, High School Students
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Ugur, Erol; Kaya, Çinar; Özçelik, Basri – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Respect, subjective vitality, and subjective happiness can be associated with positive psychological functioning. In this study, subjective vitality was examined as a mediator on the relationship between respect toward partner and subjective happiness on a teachers' sample. The study is a quantitative cross-sectional mediation study. The data were…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship
Lee, Jeong-Kyu – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to review the pedagogy of happiness and death from the perspectives of Buddhism and Christianity. To discuss this study logically, three research questions are addressed. First, what are the concepts of happiness and death? Second, what is the relevance between happiness and death? Last, what are the meanings of…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Christianity, Psychological Patterns, Death
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Ip, Po-Keung – Social Indicators Research, 2013
Discourses on Chinese folk happiness are often based on anecdotal narratives or qualitative analysis. A recent study on Chinese folk happiness using qualitative method seems to provide some empirical findings beyond anecdotal evidence on Chinese folk happiness. This paper critically examines the study's constructed image of Chinese folk happiness,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Qualitative Research
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Chorro, Estefanía Gomis; Fernández, María Ángela Morales; Corbí, Raquel Gilar – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The objective of this research is twofold: first intending to assess the level at which students prioritize happiness; and second discerning how the experience of happiness affects the formation of their identity and their relationship with their environment, taking into account the values deduced from their perceptions, and understanding from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Yavuz, Cumaali – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between the attitude towards sports, loneliness and happiness in adolescents. The study was conducted with a total of 403 high school students including 197 females and 206 males. For the data collection, the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire Short Form (OHQ-SF), the UCLA Loneliness Scale (ULS),…
Descriptors: Correlation, Team Sports, Psychological Patterns, High School Students
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Elwick, Alex; Cannizzaro, Sara – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
This paper investigates the higher education literature surrounding happiness and related notions: satisfaction, despair, flourishing and well-being. It finds that there is a real dearth of literature relating to profound happiness in higher education: much of the literature using the terms happiness and satisfaction interchangeably as if one were…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Psychological Patterns
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Fang, Shichen; Galambos, Nancy L.; Johnson, Matthew D.; Krahn, Harvey J. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Directional associations between civic engagement and happiness were explored with longitudinal data from a community sample surveyed four times from age 22 to 43 (n = 690). Autoregressive cross-lagged models, controlling for cross-time stabilities in happiness and civic engagement, examined whether happiness predicted future civic engagement,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adults, Citizen Participation, Psychological Patterns
Lee, Jeong-Kyu – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to discuss relations between happiness and ethical values in higher education, focusing on the need for the university to pursue happiness and ethical values. To examine the paper logically, four research questions are addressed. First, what are general concepts of happiness and ethical values? Second, why higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethics, Values, Psychological Patterns
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Batik, Meryem Vural; Bingöl, Tugba Yilmaz; Kodaz, Aynur Firinci; Hosoglu, Rumeysa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This research was conducted to investigate the forgiveness and subjective happiness level of university students in terms of gender, faculty, grade, residence, and parental attitudes, and to determine predictive role of forgiveness on subjective happiness. The study group consists of 828 university students (56.3% female, 43.7% male). The data was…
Descriptors: College Students, Psychological Patterns, Correlation, Predictor Variables
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Uysal, Recep; Satici, Seydi Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The primary goal of the current study was to investigate the mediator and moderator effects of subjective happiness on the relationship between forgiveness and vengeance in Turkish university students. A questionnaire containing the Turkish version of Vengeance Scale, Subjective Happiness Scale, and Forgiveness Scale were completed by 298…
Descriptors: Role, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Psychological Patterns
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McCluskey, Neal – Journal of School Choice, 2017
Since at least the enactment of No Child Left Behind in 2002, standardized test scores have served as the primary measures of public school effectiveness. Yet, such scores fail to measure the ultimate goal of education: maximizing happiness. This exploratory analysis assesses nation level associations between test scores and happiness, controlling…
Descriptors: Well Being, Scores, Psychological Patterns, Standardized Tests
Mallari, Shedy Dee C.; Ebreo, Edleen P.; Pelayo, Jose Maria G., III. – Online Submission, 2015
This study determined salient themes of female individuals who are inside the academic setting on their concept of happiness and moral development. The idea of studying the Filipina Female Concept of Happiness came from two areas of study--Female Psychology and Positive Psychology. The researchers were intrigued by the idea that since the female…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Moral Development, Females, Psychology
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