Orientation to Happiness as a Predictor of University Students’ Engagement

Maria Fernanda Durón-Ramos, Fernanda García Vázquez

Abstract


There is empirical evidence for a close link between positive personal components and students' engagement in academic activities. Personal well-being is a construct that can be studied from a variety of angles. Recent studies point to the relevance of orientation to happiness examining three types of well-being. The main objective of this study is to test the relationship that orientation to happiness has with university students' engagement at a public institution in northern Mexico. A stratified probabilistic sample of 266 students was used. The internal consistency of the scales was analyzed using the SPSS package and a model of structural equations in the EQS program. Results indicate is a direct and significant relationship between the orientation to happiness and the students' engagement. This supports the importance of promoting positive factors in students to improve their academic and personal development.

Keywords


Orientation to happiness; Students’ engagement; Well-being; Eudaimonic; Hedonic

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijere.v7i4.15446
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