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Happiness and Well-Being among Generation X, Generation Y and Generation Z in Indian Context: A Survey Study


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This study surveyed and compared the general well-being among three generations, that is, generation X, generation Y, and generation Z, in the Indian context. Total data were collected from 224 participants; among these, 81 participants belong to generation Z, 99 participants belong to generation Y, while 44 participants belong to generation X. The aim of the study was to find out does there exist any difference in the measure of happiness and well-being among the three generations, that is, generation X, generation Y, and generation Z. The data collection was carried out through survey method by giving out a questionnaire, through both online and offline media. The PERMA Profiler (Butler & Kern, 2016), which is a general measure, developed for adults, aiming to measure the overall well-being of an individual in terms of 5 domains: positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment, was used for the study. One way ANOVA in the IBM SPSS version 25 was run to analyse the data. The analytical study showed no statistical difference exists among the measure of happiness and well-being in the three generations. Thus it could be concluded that all three generations under study have a similar measure of happiness and well-being. Further more, according to the 'labels' discussed by Butler and Kern (2016), it has been seen that the mean score of all three generations falls in the category of 'Normal Functioning'.

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Well-being, Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Z, Positive Psychology, Indian Context.
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Aarushi Khan
Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Sheema Aleem
Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Trisha Walia
Department of Psychology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Abstract


This study surveyed and compared the general well-being among three generations, that is, generation X, generation Y, and generation Z, in the Indian context. Total data were collected from 224 participants; among these, 81 participants belong to generation Z, 99 participants belong to generation Y, while 44 participants belong to generation X. The aim of the study was to find out does there exist any difference in the measure of happiness and well-being among the three generations, that is, generation X, generation Y, and generation Z. The data collection was carried out through survey method by giving out a questionnaire, through both online and offline media. The PERMA Profiler (Butler & Kern, 2016), which is a general measure, developed for adults, aiming to measure the overall well-being of an individual in terms of 5 domains: positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment, was used for the study. One way ANOVA in the IBM SPSS version 25 was run to analyse the data. The analytical study showed no statistical difference exists among the measure of happiness and well-being in the three generations. Thus it could be concluded that all three generations under study have a similar measure of happiness and well-being. Further more, according to the 'labels' discussed by Butler and Kern (2016), it has been seen that the mean score of all three generations falls in the category of 'Normal Functioning'.

Keywords


Well-being, Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Z, Positive Psychology, Indian Context.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2021%2Fv12i1%2F208982