Volume 8, Issue 1 (10-2011)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2011, 8(1): 1-10 | Back to browse issues page

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  Background and Objective: Happiness is related with efficiency, hope, power of thinking, academic achievement and quality of life. Any efforts to create a happy climate for the students may produce positive outcomes directly or indirectly on the society. The first step to would understand the students experiences of happiness in academic environment.

  Material and Methods : ­ In this phenomenological study the data gathered through open-interactive interviews with 50 university students. The sampling was purposeful and continued till achieving data saturation. The data analyzed according Colliazi approach.

  Results: The main themes that emerged were "peace of mind and heart" and "passion and inspiration". Being purposeful and feeling accomplishment also were two factors that made the students happy.

  Conclusion: ­ Since­ the participants perceived happiness and being purposeful, and achievement related together therefore, developing approaches to create a happy university environment combined with spiritual wellbeing should be considered important for the educational policy makers.

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