Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Research in Education, Teaching and Learning
Analysis of the Image of Classroom Space of Elementary School and Students’ Happiness
Jae Eun Jung
The classroom space of the school is a place where students stay for the longest and learn and form social relationships. In addition, the classroom space has become more important in recent years with regard to the development of creativity and the promotion of happiness as a learning environment for students. Therefore, this study analyzed elementary school students‘perception of the image of classroom space through semantic differential method and examined the effect of the image of classroom on students’ subjective happiness through regression analysis. The results of this study are as follows. First, elementary school students responded most positively to the image of the classroom space in terms of ‘joyful’ in the evaluation factor, ‘lively’ in the potency factor, and ‘motivated’ in the activity factor. Second, the difference in average according to gender showed that male students perceived that the classroom was more ‘concentrated’ than female students. Third, in terms of the difference in the average according to the grades, the image of the classroom space was more positive for the fourth grade than for the fifth or sixth grade. Fourth, as a result of factor analysis of the image of the classroom space of elementary school students, it was categorized into five factors of ‘diversity’, ‘interest’, ‘stability’, ‘aesthetics’ and ‘openness’. Fifth, the more positive the students’ image of the classroom space, the higher the subjective happiness of students. This study will promote the interest and improvement of the classroom space.
Keywords: classroom space; elementary school; regression analysis; semantic differential method; students’ happiness.