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					Happiness
  David Kim
Are you
happy?
                 Happiness



“a mental state of well-being characterized by positive
emotions”
               Question


Big picture: What makes people happy?

Specific question: Among grade, friends,
family, and leisure activity, which influences a
student’s happiness the most?
                Hypothesis:
Relationship with friends will influence a
student's happiness the most for both
genders and nationality.
So which factor contributed
the most to our happiness?
Research results: Korea
         Overall analysis



Grade and leisure activity were the two greatest
contributor of happiness, men and women together.
                  Guys




Leisure activity the biggest contributor, taking up
28%
               Girls




Grade was the biggest contributor, taking up
27.3%
Research results: San
      Antonio
          Overall analysis



Family was the single greatest contributor for both
men and women.
               Guys




Family was the biggest factor, taking up 28%.
               Girls




Family was the biggest factor, taking up 28%.
                Difference


Grade and Leisure activity had higher contribution in
Korea compared to San Antonio.

Interestingly, family was a bigger contributor in San
Antonio than in Korea.
      Why the difference?


The environment in Korea puts much more pressure
on students

The pressure to get good grades also leads to the
desire to relieve that stress.

				
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