Determining the Impact of Subjective Well-Being on Academic Achievement of Children in District Faisalabad
AbstractSubjective well-being (SWB) is the form of well-being which focuses on people’s feelings, life satisfaction, happiness and their emotions. Subjective well-being also influences the academic achievement of children. The present study is designed to investigate the subjective well-being level in Pakistani children. Furthermore, to investigate the gender difference with relation to SWB and to determine the impact of subjective well-being on academic achievement of children. A validated and reliable Personal Well-being Index- School Children Scale (PWI-SC) was used. By simple random sampling 200 Students (9-12 years) were taken from the private and public schools. The collected data was analysed by bivariate correlation and independent t test. Results show that most of the children (61.5%) have higher level of subjective well-being. Gender difference (p =0.001) was found as boys have higher level of SWB than girls. Results demonstrate a significant positive relationship (p = 0.035, r = 0.149) between subjective well-being and academic achievement. It is concluded that the level of SWB in Pakistani children is high and gender difference exist with relation to SWB. Subjective Well-being and academic achievement are positively associated with each other. The society in general and parents in particular should avoid the gender difference for their affection. Workshops and trainings must be organized for parents and teachers to realize them that their behaviors and attitude has great effect on student SWB and academic achievement.
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