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Measuring Happiness of University Students
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Volume 2, 2014
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 43-48   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Diana Rose Abecia, College of Business Education, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
[2]
Margie Samong, College of Business Education, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
[3]
Ledelie Abella, College of Business Education, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
[4]
Fe Baldomero, College of Business Education, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
[5]
Adrian Tamayo, Research and Publication Center, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
[6]
Rosalia Gabronino, College of Business Education, University of Mindanao, Davao City, Philippines.
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 Factor
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