Positive Psychology in the Class: The Effectiveness of a Teaching Method Based on Subjective Well-Being and Engagement Increasing Activities


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTION, vol.8, no.2, pp.17-32, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12973/iji.2015.822a
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-32
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


The aim of the present study is investigate that the effectiveness of a teaching method which is based on subjective well-being increasing activities and engagement increasing activities, has been developed for university students in the present study. The method of the present study is a mixed method. Thus, the most important feature of it has been considered experimental method that includes pretest, post-test and follows up design with experimental and control groups. Also, qualitative method has been conducted in the present study. 72 university students (14 males and 22 females in the experimental group; 10 male and 26 female in the control group) participated in this study. The Positive and Negative Affect scale, Engagement Scales, academic achievement tests were used to collect data. The study findings suggest that the levels of subjective well-being, engagement, learning, academic achievement of students may be increased through using this teaching method.