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Happiness in University Education

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  • Grace Chan

    (UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia)

  • Paul W. Miller

    (UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia)

  • MoonJoong Tcha

    (UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to quantify the determinants of happiness in university students, with information drawn from a survey conducted with students at the University of Western Australia in 2003. Ordered probit and ordinary least squares models are applied. Happiness could be measured and linked to a range of factors, for instance, grades achieved, friendships developed, school facilities, opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities, and lecture quality. The findings reveal that the most important influences on the levels of satisfaction of students are school work, time management and relationships formed in university.

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  • Grace Chan & Paul W. Miller & MoonJoong Tcha, 2004. "Happiness in University Education," Economics Discussion / Working Papers 04-11, The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwa:wpaper:04-11
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    1. Andrew Howell & Karen Buro, 2015. "Measuring and Predicting Student Well-Being: Further Evidence in Support of the Flourishing Scale and the Scale of Positive and Negative Experiences," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 121(3), pages 903-915, April.
    2. Mohammad Alauddin & Clem Tisdell, 2007. "Factors That Affect Teaching Scores in Economics Instruction: Analysis of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Data," Discussion Papers Series 353, School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia.
    3. Nicholas Flores & Scott J. Savage, 2007. "Student Demand for Streaming Lecture Video: Emprical Evidence from Undergraduate Economics Classes," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 6(2), pages 57-78.
    4. Esa Mangeloja & Tatu Hirvonen, 2007. "What Makes University Students Happy?," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 6(2), pages 27-41.

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    Keywords

    Happiness; Satisfaction; University Education;

    JEL classification:

    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate

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