Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

"Sense of Life and Happiness Index of Young Collateral Victims of Violence in Mexico"
Héctor Zazueta Beltrán, Nora Millán López, y Francisco Morales Zepeda

The objective of this study was to observe whether the violent death of relatives of the young high school graduates surveyed is related to the meaning of life, the existential emptiness and happiness index. The research was carried out using the quantitative method. A descriptive and exploratory study was carried out by means an analysis of means. A total of 983 high school students were surveyed in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico. The results showed that those who have close relatives who died as victims of violence have a lower sense of life and also have a greater existential emptiness and a lower happiness index than those who do not have a family member who died as a victim of violence. Additionally, a high degree of students could have a suicidal tendency due to the existential emptiness they present. The happiness index of the young people surveyed is moderately high.

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