Are you surprised by the results? The lowest level of happiness was when students were in school and the highest level occurred when they were out of school conversing or playing with friends particularly on weekends but dipped by Sunday afternoon in anticipation of the coming school week, when they would lose control of their time management and activity schedule. The authors concluded with what I consider the most significant quote in this book:
Teenagers ascribe happiness to their moods when they are in situations of relative freedom, in the company of age-mates, able to engage in flow activities that stretch their skills and makes them feel alive and proud.
Csikszentmihalyi, M., Hunter, J., (2003). Happiness in Everyday Life: The Uses of Experience Sampling, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 185-199
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