Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1781

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of quality of school life on sense of happiness: A study on University students

Riza Gokler1
  • Riza Gokler1
  • 1Yildirim Beyazit University, Faculty of Health Science, Department of Social Work.
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Ugur Gurgan2
  • Ugur Gurgan2
  • 2Balikesir University, Necatibey Education Faculty, Department of Educational Sciences.
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Nuray Tastan3
  • Nuray Tastan3
  • 3Kirikkale University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences
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  •  Received: 28 June 2014
  •  Accepted: 04 March 2015
  •  Published: 10 April 2015

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between quality of school life and happiness among university students. For this purpose, 326 students from five different faculties in Çankırı Karatekin University participated in the study. Participants filled in the ‘scale for quality of school life’ and ‘scale for Oxford happiness-Compact form’. Data were analyzed by using methods of arithmetical mean, standard deviation, t-test, confirmatory factor analyses (CFA), ANOVA, ANCOVA and multivariate regression analyses. Findings showed that participants’ views about the quality of school life and happiness were at moderate level. In addition, it was found out that being a student in different faculties did not display any significant difference on their happiness. It was also revealed at the end of this study that students’ views about the quality of school life were not a significant predictor of students’ happiness. Based on these findings, it was concluded that students’ happiness was independent of the quality of their school life.

Key words: Happiness, school satisfaction, quality of school life, university, student.