Determining the Relationship Between Time Perspective and Student Happiness
Author(s): Seyyedeh Mahrokh Iranpour, Nasrollah Erfani, Mohammad Esmaiel Ebrahimi
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between time perspective and happiness of master degree students of Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch. The statistical population of the study consisted of all female undergraduate students of Islamic Azad University, Shahid Hamedan during the academic year of 2011-2012. Their number was 4000. Sample size based on at least 50 people plus 10 predictors for each variable was estimated to be 120 people who were selected by stratified random sampling. To measure the time perspective, we used the Zimbardo (66) questionnaire (1999) and happiness from the Oxford Questionnaire 29, which was designed by Arjil (1996). Data analysis was performed by Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis using Barney and Kenny method using SPSS software. The results showed that the time horizons of students were not high, while happiness was reported at a high level. There was a significant relationship between time perspective and happiness among students. Therefore, in order to increase student happiness, it is suggested that positive perspectives and transnational future be strengthened.