• Jihye Choi




Abstract. This paper focuses on the relationship among university student’s interactions with faculty, school
satisfaction, and happiness in Korea. The sample for the study consisted of 280 undergraduates in metropolitan areas of South Korea. The data were collected through a faculty student interaction scale, school satisfaction scale, and happiness scale. The study found that a structural equation modeling analysis showed good model fit indexes, directly and indirectly. Faculty-student interaction has a direct and indirect effect on a student’s happiness. As well, faculty student interaction indirectly affects happiness through school satisfaction. To sum up the findings, there is clear evidence that positive faculty student interaction directly predicts the happiness of university students, and indirectly predicts happiness via school
satisfaction. The finding of this study offers profound information on the happiness of university students in Korea, and provides fundamental data that can help improve quality of life.
Keywords: faculty student interaction, school satisfaction, happiness.


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