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Pages: 10226-10231
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2488

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

HAPPINESS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY FOR EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

P.A. Caballero-García, N. Ruano Dávila, S. Sánchez Ruiz

Universidad Camilo José Cela (SPAIN)
Introduction:
The communication we present is framed within the programs of Positive Psychology that defend happiness as a facilitator of performance and productivity of people. Educating in happiness, is also educating in health and well-being. Happy workers generate a good environment, work better as a team, are more creative, innovative, productive and committed.

Objective:
To know the levels of happiness of our students and how they can be influenced by an educational intervention aimed at working with positive emotions in the classroom.

Method:
A quasi-experimental design was used, with a non-equivalent control group (Cook and Campbell, 1986). The sample consisted of 162 students of different university degrees, aged between 18 and 45 years old.

Instruments:
The subjective happiness scale of Lyubomirsky & Lepper (1999).

Results:
Students who worked positive emotions integrated within the specific contents of the studied subjects, showed higher levels of happiness than students who developed their classes with a traditional methodology and they improved their perception about the importance of this aspect in their lives and the results of their work.

Discussion:
Optimism is learned and improves the classroom climate, performance and productivity of people while contributing to social development, health and personal well-being. Educational interventions are needed in this line, with an orientation of educational and social improvement.
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author = {Caballero-Garc{\'{i}}a, P.A. and Ruano D{\'{a}}vila, N. and S{\'{a}}nchez Ruiz, S.},
title = {HAPPINESS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY FOR EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
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SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.2488
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P.A. Caballero-García, N. Ruano Dávila, S. Sánchez Ruiz (2018) HAPPINESS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY FOR EDUCATIONAL IMPROVEMENT, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 10226-10231.
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