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Role of Academics in Happiness


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During the past few decades academic performance has emerged as a significant indicator of student credibility. Academic etforts of an individual therefore impact parental-social attitudes towards them to a large extent. This perception not only impacts the psycho-social well-being of the individual but also their ideology towards life. It farther also influences an individual's belief system, self-concept, resilience pattern and perception towards various situations in life. Thus, the current investigation aims to examine whether academic performance plays a role in Happiness of college graduate students. The sample comprised of 100 female graduates in the age range of 18-22 years. For this purpose, Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (Hills & Argyle, 2002) was administered and the last academic score of the students was noted down. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques and Pearson Correlation Coefficient. Results depicted significant positive associations between Happiness and Academic Performance (p>.01). The average happiness of students came out to be 4.11 that falls between the ranges of'pretty happy' while the average academic percentage came out to be '73%'. This indicates a linear relationship between the level of happiness and academic performance. This knowledge can be therefore used heuristically to formulate intervention strategies aimed at enhancing happiness amongst college students and further to reduce its dependency on academic endeavors so as to ensure sustainability.

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Happiness, Academic Performance.
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Mahima Sahi
Department of Psychology, MCM DAV, Chandigarh, India

Abstract


During the past few decades academic performance has emerged as a significant indicator of student credibility. Academic etforts of an individual therefore impact parental-social attitudes towards them to a large extent. This perception not only impacts the psycho-social well-being of the individual but also their ideology towards life. It farther also influences an individual's belief system, self-concept, resilience pattern and perception towards various situations in life. Thus, the current investigation aims to examine whether academic performance plays a role in Happiness of college graduate students. The sample comprised of 100 female graduates in the age range of 18-22 years. For this purpose, Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (Hills & Argyle, 2002) was administered and the last academic score of the students was noted down. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques and Pearson Correlation Coefficient. Results depicted significant positive associations between Happiness and Academic Performance (p>.01). The average happiness of students came out to be 4.11 that falls between the ranges of'pretty happy' while the average academic percentage came out to be '73%'. This indicates a linear relationship between the level of happiness and academic performance. This knowledge can be therefore used heuristically to formulate intervention strategies aimed at enhancing happiness amongst college students and further to reduce its dependency on academic endeavors so as to ensure sustainability.

Keywords


Happiness, Academic Performance.

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