Are Wiser people happier? A prediction study among university students in Oman (Path analysis)

Manal Khasib Al Fazari, Ehab Mohammed Omara, Mahmood Salim Al Maawali

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The aim of this research was to explore a conceptual model that examined the causal relationship between wisdom and happiness components. The sample of this study included 490 male and female students from Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. Using path analyses, the main findings revealed that wisdom components (life, educational, cultural) had direct effects on two dimensions of happiness (personal and social) and indirect effects on academic component of happiness through personal and social components. Happiness components (personal, social) had direct effects on academic dimension. Further research is needed to investigate the variables that might mediate the relationships between wisdom and happiness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-109
Number of pages12
JournalPsychology and Education
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • General Psychology

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