In this study, it is aimed to investigate the relationship between happiness levels and life satisfaction of secondary school students. The study group consisted of 614 students (53.1% (n = 326) male and 46.9% (n = 288) female students. Data collection tools were developed by Gaderman, Reichl and Zumbo (2009), Altay and Ekşi (2018) adapted the Turkish culture to the “Life Satisfaction for Children Scale” and Happiness Level Scale for Physical Education Lessons” developed by Uğraş and Serbes (2019). Relational screening method was used in the research. Structural equation modeling was used in the analysis of the research data. It was found that the variance rate in which the happiness level of physical education lesson explained life satisfaction was 45% R2 = .45, p = .000). According to the model, life satisfaction increases as the happiness level of physical education lesson increases in secondary school students. It has been concluded that happiness level of physical education course is a strong predictor of life satisfaction of students. It may be recommended to increase the number of hours per week of physical education.
Physical education course, Happiness, Life satisfaction, Structural equation model
|Author :||Sinan UĞRAŞ - Mehmet GÜLLÜ|
|Number of pages:||583-599|