ADAPTATION OF THE GROSS HAPPINESS INDEX AND EVALUATION OF UNICAMP STUDENTS

The concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) was proposed in 1972 by the 4th King of Bhutan and differs from the Western notion of happiness in two aspects: it is multidimensional, and also takes responsibility and other factors explicitly. The four pillars of GNH are sustainable and equitable socio-economic development, environmental conservation, preservation and promotion of culture and even good government. Nine domains form the basis of the FIB. The Happiness Initiative used this concept of domains and added domain experience in working to create a new questionnaire. Based on this, another questionnaire and a GNH index for the evaluation of happiness of students at UNICAMP was prepared. It was found that the university provides a reasonable environment to students, regardless their field of study. The indicators related to community are the best performing, however, is verified dissatisfaction with regard to academic life and its demands.

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