Proceedings of The 3rd International Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning
A Correlational Study of Happiness Based on the Hamburger Model and Resilience Skills during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Khachon Somwong, Anuyut Khamsiriwatchara and Pratchayapong Yasri
During the global pandemic of COVID-19, people from all walks of life are facing with its negative consequences, especially economic conditions, which can potentially lower their level of happiness and well-being. It is believed that those who are resilient are more likely to cope with uncertainty in life more effectively. However, a statistical link between happiness and resilience has not been largely explored. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to examine the correlation between the four types of people based on hamburger models: Hedonists, Rat racers, Nihilists and Happiness and their resilience skills to cope with their finances. The data collection was carried out through an online survey with 151 respondents in Thailand whose 5-Likert scale responses were analysed using the Pearson correlation coefficient. The results revealed that there were positive correlations between Happiness and their resilience skills (r = 0.32) as well as between Rat racers and their resilience skills (r = 0.45). However, negligible correlations were in Nihilists and Hedonists. It is evident from the findings that those who are more likely to have a well-planned future like those belonging to Rat race and Happiness are prone to possess a great deal of resilience skill to face with difficulties in life.
Keywords: Happiness, Hedonism, Nihilism, Rat Race, Resilience.