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S. Korean Teenagers Rank Lowest in Happiness Among Developed Countries

S. Korean Teenagers Rank Lowest in Happiness Among Developed Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Children and teenagers in South Korea are suffering from sleep deprivation, and their level of happiness is also the lowest among other developed countries. According to a report released Tuesday by Statistics Korea, the average daily sleep time for children and teenagers was 7.3 hours as of last year. [...]

Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The biggest cause of the South Korean children’s declining happiness and sleep deprivation was “studying.” According to data released Tuesday by Sejong University professor Park Hyun-sun, students’ sense of happiness tended to decline as their grades went up, from 90.4 percent in elementary school to 84 percent in middle [...]

Korean Elementary School Student Happiness Ranks 19th Out of 22 Countries

Korean Elementary School Student Happiness Ranks 19th Out of 22 Countries

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that the level of happiness among Korean elementary school students is low compared to their peers in other countries. According to a study conducted by Save the Children, a nongovernmental organization for international relief and development and Seoul National University, the subjective happiness of [...]

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

S. Korean Children Unhappy Despite Material Wealth

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Young South Koreans, from infants to teenagers, are one of the least happy populations among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) states due to a lack of opportunities for rest, play, and creating social relationships, despite their a relatively wealthy lifestyle. In response, the South Korean government announced [...]

‘Happiness’ Brands on the Rise in S. Korea

‘Happiness’ Brands on the Rise in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of happiness-related terms and items are being produced with the social atmosphere in South Korea evolving to emphasize the small and simple joys in life as well as work-life balance. According to the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) on December 12, ‘happiness’ brands inspired by ‘YOLO’ [...]

Study Shows 1 in 5 S. Koreans Are Unhappy

Study Shows 1 in 5 S. Koreans Are Unhappy

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 20 percent of South Koreans regard themselves as unhappy, according to a recent survey. The Korea Development Institute queried 2,000 participants in a survey, with 20.2 percent of the respondents saying that they felt unhappy in the past, as well as in the present, and don’t expect [...]

S. Koreans Unhappy, Exact Measurement of Quality of Life Necessary: OECD World Forum

S. Koreans Unhappy, Exact Measurement of Quality of Life Necessary: OECD World Forum

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts have warned that the quality of life in South Korea is low compared to the population’s income levels. In response, the government plans to come up with a measure to accurately measure quality of life in order to create solutions that build on the result. This is according [...]