//The Meaning of Happy Moments for Moslem Adolescent in Indonesia: An Indigenous Psychological Study

The Meaning of Happy Moments for Moslem Adolescent in Indonesia: An Indigenous Psychological Study

Siti Muthia Dinni1 Moh. Abdul Hakim1 Kwartarini W. Yuniarti1 Uichol Kim2

Abstract

Previous study shows that cultural values and experiences have signi cant effect to subjective well-being. This has led to an explanation of why happiness differs across cultures. But, there was no scienti c study aimed to explain what religious values system also affects subjective well-being among adolescents. This study was aimed to construct the concept of happiness among adolescents in Indonesia. A total number of 403 high school students who are Moslem in Yogyakarta (Females = 238, Males = 165), were asked to answer and to complete the open-ended question, “Why do certain moments make you happy?” The data was analyzed through categorization, open coding, and axial coding. This qualitative data was explored to see the feature of the data. The result shows that contentment was a dominant happiness factor for moslem adolescent in Indonesia (37,7%), followed by psychological peace (30,5%), family harmony (14,9%), and social harmony (9,9%). The nding indicates that both contentment and relational harmony are dominant factors to affect Moslem adolescents’ happiness.

Keywords: Happiness, Adolescent, Moslem, Indigenous Psychology.

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