THE ENJOYMENT OF LIFE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO EXISTENTIAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
In the present study, the researchers attempt to show the correlation between enjoyment of life and existential intelligence among university students through a set of goals. To achieve the objectives of the research, two building scales are taken into consideration. First, The building scale of life enjoyment according to Veenhoven theory (1996), as the scale is in its initial form of (44) items distributed into two components: (the cognitive component and the emotional component). Second. The existential intelligence scale according to Gardner 1999's theory, as in its intial form was composed of (25) items. The two scales of the research (enjoyment of life and existential intelligence) were applied to a sample of (400) male and female students at the University of Al-Qadisiyah, and they were chosen randomly. After analyzing the data (responses of the research sample) with the help of the SPSS software, the results indicate that the poor degree of enjoyment of life among students. There are no statistically significant differences between students in enjoying life according to the two variables of gender (male - female), and there is a statistically significant difference between the averages of students ’cycles according to the variable of specialization (scientific, human. Moreover, there is an interaction between the heterosexual and the specialization in enjoying life.here is a statistically significant difference in a scale of existential intelligence according to the gender variable (males, females) and in favor of males, and there is also a statistically significant difference according to the variable (scientific, human) and towards the human specialization. There is an interaction between heterosexuals and specialization in existential intelligence. Finally, it is displayed that the existential intelligence contributes to increasing students' enjoyment of life. The research came out with a set of conclusions, recommendations and proposals.