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DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin.

Abstract
Happiness, as a concept of subjective well-being of people, is a relatively recent phenomenon. It has been gaining prominence with the gradual improvement in peopleís living standards with the development of economy, and the needs of people aiming for higher meaning, purpose and happiness in life. Teaching has been acknowledged as one of the most challenging and stress-prone profession. Past studies on happiness have delved primarily on either happiness of school teachers or have studied teacherís happiness with relation to student outcomes. However, very few studies seem to have been done to understand the concept of happiness of college or University teachers, in its entirety. Among all other category of employees or teachers, University or College teachers have a direct and cascading effect on not only their own pursuits of self-actualisation and overall life satisfaction, but also has a ripple and cascading effect on student outcomes, their all-round development, employability, cumulative impact of university on society, countryís research and development initiatives, and overall upliftment of the society. In order to enable the potential benefits of ensuring workplace happiness for University teachers and provide a food for thought to future researchers, educators, administrators and policy makers in this critical area, an exploratory study was conducted to bring forth clarity on the inter-related topics of happiness, satisfaction, engagement and overall life satisfaction of University teachers, analyse the past studies held globally on these concepts, and identify clear set of determinants and framework to measure workplace happiness of University teachers in future. Literature review has revealed a comprehensive framework for measuring job satisfaction of University Teachers, which can serve as a benchmark for future researchers and educators. Although happiness studies on University teachers have been quite few due to the relative recency of the phenomenon, however, in order to diagnose the state of University teachers comprehensively, and bring about substantive improvement in their well-being and overall standards of education in colleges and/or universities, it is critical to focus on workplace happiness rather than just their job satisfaction or engagement individually.

Key words: Workplace Happiness, University Teacherís Happiness, Employee Satisfaction, Employee Engagement, Teacherís Satisfaction, Job Satisfaction.


 
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Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin. DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02


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Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin. DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. JCR. 2020; 7(9): 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02



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Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin. DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(9): 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02



Harvard Style

Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin (2020) DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. JCR, 7 (9), 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02



Turabian Style

Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin. 2020. DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02



Chicago Style

Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin. "DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin. "DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.9 (2020), 9-17. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02



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Ajay Bhatia, Farhat Mohsin (2020) DETERMINANTS OF COLLEGE TEACHERSí HAPPINESS- A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (9), 9-17. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.09.02