A new study finds that South Korean students are more unhappy with their lives compared to their peers in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD).
The Associated Press said Wednesday that the OECD surveyed 540-thousand 15-year-olds in 72 countries, including OECD countries, on their life satisfaction on a scale from zero to ten as part of the Program for International Student Assessment.
South Korean students gave an average mark of six-point-36, far lower than the OECD average of seven-point-31. The only OECD member country that scored lower than South Korea was Turkey.
Meanwhile, South Korean students gave a high score in terms of their desire for academic achievement.
Eighty percent of the South Korean students who took part in the study said they would like to be the best in any activity they take part in, higher than the OECD average of 65 percent. Eighty-two percent said they want to be the top in their class, also higher than the OECD average of 59 percent.