• Malida Fatimah Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Nina Fitriana Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Sumaia Mohammed Radman Zaid Psychology Department, Faculty of Art and Human Science, Sama’a University, Sama’a, Yemen.


Background and Purpose: Happiness is essential in life. Studies showed that people with a high level of happiness could become more productive. Happiness can also be used as a general assessment of someone's life. For students, happiness is important to success in carrying out their roles. Resilience is one of the factors that influence happiness. However, a study on how resilience can influence happiness and academic stress is rarely found. This study aims to measure the influence of resilience on happiness and the influence of resilience on academic stress among higher education students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


Methodology: Data were generated by collecting used measurements distributed to the subject. The respondents of this study were 253 (53 male or 20.9 %; 200 female or 79.1%) students of private higher education in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, selected using a purposive sampling. Data analyses were carried out using SEM utilizing IBM-SPSS-AMOS.


Findings: The results of this study showed that there is no significant influence of resilience on happiness and academic stress.


Contributions: This study contributes to the literature for the different findings obtained compared to the previous ones.  The study has implications on students and university administrations in understanding the state of happiness in university environments.

Keywords: Happiness, resilience, academic stress, higher education students.


Cite as: Fatimah, M., Fitriana, N., & Zaid, S. M. R. (2024). Resilience, academic stress, and happiness among higher education students. Journal of Nusantara Studies, 9(1), 53-73.


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How to Cite
Fatimah, M., Fitriana, N., & Mohammed Radman Zaid, S. (2024). RESILIENCE, ACADEMIC STRESS, AND HAPPINESS AMONG HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS. Journal of Nusantara Studies (JONUS), 9(1), 53-73.