UK pupils among the world's unhappiest

New Pisa report also finds UK teenagers are more anxious about testing than their counterparts in almost any other country including South Korea and China; and have high internet usage associated with poor test scores.


Pupils in the UK are among the least happy in the world, according to new data released by the influential Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) survey today.


According to the report Students’ Well-being, around one in six (15.6 per cent) of 15-year-old pupils in the UK say that they are unhappy with their life  putting the UK 38th out of the 48 countries from which the data was collected.


To measure happiness, students participating in Pisa 2015 were asked to rate their life on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means the worst possible life and 10 means the best possible life.


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