Date of Award


Degree Type

TPG Capstone Project (Taught Postgraduate Project)


Sociology and Social Policy


Prof. Prof. Stefan KÜHNER


This study explores the relationship between average life satisfaction of students and their academic achievement in mathematics and science at the macro level of 61 selected countries from the Pisa 2018 assessment. As far as I know, no studies have been conducted to examine achievement in mathematics and science as it related to life satisfaction. Multivariate regression, scatter plot and bivariate correlation were employed using IBM SPSS in this study. The study found no positive correlation between average life satisfaction and academic achievement in mathematics and science. Also, although life satisfaction was a significant predictor of achievement in mathematics, it does not significantly predict science performance. Other factors like GDP (per capita) and student-teacher ratio were significantly related to achievement in both science and mathematics while fear of failure, sense of belonging, and happiness were not significantly related to mathematics and science achievement. Further study is required to confirm these findings at the micro-level. The study recommends that the government should spend more on education and that teacher, policymakers and other education agencies should adopt other factors that could promote students' life satisfaction in the classroom teaching for higher academic performances.



Recommended Citation

Owoyemi, D. S. (2020). An analysis of the relationship between student’s life satisfaction and academic achievement (TPG Capstone Project, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from

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