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Higher education for happiness? Investigating the impact of education on the hedonic and eudaimonic well-being of Europeans

Abstract : This study examines the impact of post-secondary education on the well-being of Europeans, comparing single-item hedonic and multi-dimensional eudaimonic models of well-being, operationalized as 'satisfaction with life' (SWL) and 'flourishing'. The results indicate that the impact of education varies significantly when well-being is defined from each of these two perspectives: although vocational education is not significantly associated with the SWL of women and men, it is significantly associated with the extent to which both men and women are flourishing in their lives. Tertiary education is significant across all models for both SWL and flourishing. This study highlights the importance of comprehensive conceptualizations and measurements of well-being in European educational research and public policy.
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Janine Jongbloed. Higher education for happiness? Investigating the impact of education on the hedonic and eudaimonic well-being of Europeans. European Educational Research Journal, Symposium Journals (with European Educational Research Association), 2018. ⟨halshs-01779581⟩

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