South Korean college freshmen students’ perceptions of happiness during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020

Sanghee Lee1, Song Yi Lee2, Jaeeun Jung3
1Department of Social Welfare and Childcare, Doowon Technical University College, Republic of Korea
2Dharma College, Dongguk University-Seoul, Republic of Korea
3Department of Early Childhood Education, Dongyang University, Republic of Korea
Cite this article:  Lee, S., Lee, S. Y., & Jung, J. (2021). South Korean college freshmen students’ perceptions of happiness during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 49(10), e10772.

Volume 49 Issue 10 | e10772 | Published: October 2021 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.10772

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Happiness is an important factor influencing academic performance, and many college freshmen have experienced adjustment difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. We applied Q methodology to explore South Korean freshmen students’ perceptions of happiness in 2020. Participants were divided into three groups according to perceptions of happiness: (a) those who considered relationships as vital for happiness, (b) those who considered freedom to have new experiences as vital for happiness, and (c) those who considered setting and achieving goals as vital for happiness. These findings can serve as basic data for the development of curricula and programs to help college freshmen adapt to college life.

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