Happiness among UAE undergraduates One year since COVID 19


This paper comes to explore the level of happiness among a sample of university students in UAE by running the Oxford Happiness survey. In relation to happiness, the study continues to address the relationship between happiness and three variables: the academic achievement / performance represented by Grade Point Average GPA, the Gender and the Academic Progress (the year at which the student is in).

The main results suggest that there is an association between happiness and academic achievement of students, however, females tend to be happier than males. In addition, it was found that as students’ progress in their studies in the university their happiness level decreases.

When numbers were compared with the previous study, it was found that the current study showed lower happiness levels, this is interpreted as a result of the COVID19 consequences especially that the study was done after a year since the start of the pandemic.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i20705948v15n2p277


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