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What are the determinants of youth happiness?

Author: Bc. Jungin Yoon
Year: 2018 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 52
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Link: https://is.cuni.cz/webapps/zzp/detail/197053/
Abstract: Despite the rapid economic growth after the Korean War, and the state's considerable
investment in education, Korea's suicide rate has steadily risen as their
economic conditions change. South Korean students are ranked at the bottom
of international happiness survey. Adolescence is an important period for the
development of personality and formation of the self-identity. The objective
of this thesis is to investigate cross sectional data in the relationship between
ecological development and adolescent life satisfaction. Data from the 2015 National
Youth Policy Institute (N = 1533 across 78 high schools in Korea) in
high school students were analysed applying OLS and ordered probit model for
measuring level of life satisfaction. The ndings reveal that the most important
variables associated with the happiness of students are level of health, recognition
of community, school adaptation, and good peer relationships in high
school. More researchers are starting to investigate adolescents' life satisfaction,
but few studies have conducted life satisfaction in accordance with their
gender using KCYPS data. Gender eect is signicant for parental attention,
school adaptation, and household income. These interesting examinations contributed
to the determinants of happiness research can be used by policy makers
for high school students. It found that boys and girls react dierently, therefore,
developing dierent environment in relation to gender is needed.

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