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S. Korea’s Happiness Levels Dropped to All-time Low During Second Wave of Pandemic

S. Korea’s Happiness Levels Dropped to All-time Low During Second Wave of Pandemic

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean’s happiness levels hit a new low last August, during the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, the latest survey showed. Last year, the Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University, in collaboration with Kakao Corp.’s charity foundation, conducted a survey of 1.4 million South Koreans over [...]

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 [...]