The Investigation of the Relationship between Happiness Levels of the Faculty of Sports Sciences and the Levels of Life Satisfaction and Optimism

Kenan Koç, Osman Pepe

Abstract


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between happiness levels of university students with levels of
life satisfaction and optimism. The study sample consists of 318 freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior students
randomly selected from the departments of Physical Education and Sports Teaching, Coaching Education, Sports
Management, and Recreation Education of Faculty of Sports Sciences, Erciyes University, Turkey.
Happiness Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and Life Orientation Scale, as well as “Personal Information Form”
prepared by the researcher were used as the data collection tools for the purpose of this research.
The data obtained from Personal Information Form, Happiness Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale, and Life
Orientation Scale was analyzed statistically with SPSS 20.0 package program. Personal information and inventory
total scores, as well as factor scores for the candidates, are given by determining the frequency (f) and percentage (%)
values. To determine the relationship between the scores obtained from the scales, Pearson Product Moment
Correlation Analysis (r), and to determine whether obtained scores are predicting each other or not, multiple
regression analysis (β) were applied.
As a result, happiness was found to have a high-level positive relation with life satisfaction and optimism.
Considering the psychological aspects of the curriculum applied to prospective teachers, increasing the level of
happiness will contribute to educating more qualified teachers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v8n6p74

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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