Experience of Happiness in Students' Daily Lives

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
Distributed Paper
Zia HASHEMI, University of Tehran, Iran
Mohammad REZAEI, University of Tarbiat Modarres, Iran
Sepideh AKBARPOURAN, University of Tehran, Iran
This research in the nutshell is an effort in deep description of day to day lives of students and their experiences of happiness. The main question of this research is how students will experience happiness in their day to day lives. In order to answer this question we started to have an extended field research in two of the girls’ high schools in the region six of Tehran. We used collective point of views and semi structured interview methods for collecting our data for analyze of collected data. We have had particular concurrent thematic approached. during that we have abstracted 4 essential concepts for answering our main question.1- Carnivalization of school 2- The daily friendship 3- Power of self realization 4- Self belonging

Base on these 4 concepts we could have better understanding experience of happiness among students. the meaning behind carnivalization of school is students interest to creating a gap in stablish orders and making an opportunity for bringing informal elements. The daily friendship is point out network of relation and friendship between students. Power of self realization is overseeing students confident in an official places and creating the opportunity for being themselves. Self belonging it is the deepest concepts of this research which is beyond the time and places pointing out students self controls.