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Sustainable Behavior: Study Engagement and Happiness among University Students in South Korea

Department of Early Childhood Education, Eulji University, Seongnam 13135, Korea
Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Sustainability 2016, 8(7), 599;
Received: 18 April 2016 / Revised: 7 June 2016 / Accepted: 21 June 2016 / Published: 27 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Education and Approaches)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships among sustainable behavior, study engagement, and happiness. The participants were 202 undergraduate students. The present study used structural equation modeling to examine the relationship among variables, and two models were examined. The analyses revealed that the present data best fit Model 1, in which sustainable behavior was directly associated with happiness and mediated by study engagement (χ2(24) = 46.743, Turker-Lewis Index = 0.933, Comparative Fit Index = 0.955, Root Mean Square Error of Approximation = 0.06). The results indicate that sustainable behavior affect happiness directly. Additionally, sustainable behaviors affect happiness indirectly by mediation of study engagement. In closing, implications for educational practices are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable behavior; engagement; happiness sustainable behavior; engagement; happiness
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