Title: Developing happiness quotient among students to support their cognitive learning and academic performance

Authors: Sadia Riaz; Arif Mushtaq; Maninder Jeet Kaur

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, SP Jain School of Global Management, United Arab Emirates ' Department of Management Information Systems, City University College of Ajman, United Arab Emirates ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Amity University Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Happiness quotient is a sum total of all factors that contribute towards an overall positive academic outlook. This study has been done to investigate the relationship between happiness and academic performance of the students. In this research, literature is probed to see how happiness is associated with various academic and non-academic aspects of learners. While a plethora of research provides evidence that happiness correlates positively with many outcome assessment components; no study significantly addressed measuring of happiness quotient in general. The study uses a primary research design to collect data on a sample of foundation students to determine what makes them happy in a learning environment. Data reduction technique, Factor analysis is used with appropriate rotation methods to confirm the emergence of reliable groups. Parallel analysis is conducted for randomisation of data to meet parametric assumptions and Cronbach's alpha is estimated to ascertain the reliability of the findings.

Keywords: happiness quotient; learning environment; factor analysis; scale development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2020.10027805

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2020 Vol.6 No.1, pp.64 - 74

Received: 02 Mar 2019
Accepted: 23 Jun 2019

Published online: 01 Apr 2020 *

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