Author: Mahwish Saigol
Supervisor: Dr. Shamaila Asad
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
This study examined the interrelationship among life satisfaction and happiness and found differences on life satisfaction and happiness among teaching and the administrative staff of University of the Punjab. Purposive sampling technique and survey research design was used to collect data from 100 university teachers and the administrative staff. To assess life satisfaction, Diener, Emmons, Larsen and Griffin (1985) Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) was used and to assess happiness, Oxford Happiness Inventory by Martin and Crossland (1989) was used. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation was used to analyze the correlation between life satisfaction and happiness. Independent samples t-test was used to analyze the difference among the teaching staff and the administrative staff on life satisfaction and happiness. The reliability of the Life Satisfaction Scale was found to be (α = 0.84) and reliability of Oxford Happiness Inventory was found to be (α = 0.73). The findings revealed that there is a strong positive association among life satisfaction and happiness as indicated by the correlation value (r = .46**). The t– value for life satisfaction was 8.01and t-value for happiness was 5.95 at significance level (p < 0.001). The results also revealed that there is significant difference in teaching staff and the administrative staff on life satisfaction and happiness as the level of life satisfaction and happiness was found to be higher among the teaching staff which supports our hypotheses.
Keywords: Life satisfaction, Happiness, Administrative Staff.
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