Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(5), pp. 881 - 890
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050520
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Happiness and Values in the Formation of Personal Identity in Students of the Fifth and Sixth Grade at Primary School


Estefanía Gomis Chorro 1,*, María Ángela Morales Fernández 2, Raquel Gilar Corbí 3
1 Center for Early Childhood and Primary Education, CEIP La Rambla, Agost, Spain
2 Faculty of Teacher Education and Education, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
3 Department of Evolutionary and Didactic Psychology, University of Alicante, Spain

ABSTRACT

The objective of this research is twofold: first intending to assess the level at which students prioritize happiness; and second discerning how the experience of happiness affects the formation of their identity and their relationship with their environment, taking into account the values deduced from their perceptions, and understanding from where these values come, as well as how they are applied in their daily life. The findings indicate that students in fifth or sixth grade value happiness as a necessary aspect of life, derived from criteria such as health, and friends and family. The concept of happiness, however, is learned at home with parents and families.

KEYWORDS
Happiness, Students in Fifth Grade, Students in Sixth Grade, Personal Identity, Values, Inter-cultural Happiness

Cite this paper
Estefanía Gomis Chorro , María Ángela Morales Fernández , Raquel Gilar Corbí . "Happiness and Values in the Formation of Personal Identity in Students of the Fifth and Sixth Grade at Primary School." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.5 (2017) 881 - 890. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050520.