An Improved Assessment Tool on Holistic Living

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Shivangi Srivastava , Dr. Sheela Misra


This study aims to investigate the multifaceted dimensions of happiness among students, exploring eight significant factors identified through a comprehensive questionnaire consisting of 148 questions. The scope of the research extends to understanding the nuanced aspects of well-being within the student demographic. Employing rigorous factor analysis, the study delves into the reliability and validity of the questionnaire, ensuring its robustness as a measurement tool for assessing various dimensions of happiness. Results of the study reveal a rich tapestry of factors contributing to student happiness, ranging from academic satisfaction and social connectedness to personal growth and emotional well-being. Notably, the reliability of the questionnaire is exceptionally high, with a reliability coefficient of 0.918, affirming its suitability for capturing the complexities of student well-being. These findings not only align with the initial research questions but also provide novel perspectives, enriching the discourse on happiness within the educational context. Key features of the study include the commendable reliability, ensuring the accuracy and consistency of the instrument in measuring happiness-related constructs. Furthermore, the thorough validation process guarantees the instrument's efficacy, offering a nuanced understanding of individual contentment within the student demographic. The practical implications of these findings extend to educators, counsellors, and policymakers, providing valuable insights for interventions aimed at fostering holistic well-being among students. In conclusion, this research contributes significantly to the understanding of happiness among students, offering a robust measurement tool, novel insights, and practical implications that can inform future interventions and policies in the realm of positive psychology and education.

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