The Question of Morale: Managing Happiness and Unhappiness in University Life: Searching for Happiness in University Life

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THE QUESTION OF MORALE: MANAGING HAPPINESS AND UNHAPPINESS IN UNIVERSITY LIFE

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Maria Slowey is the Professor of and Director of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow. David Watson is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton.

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