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Japanese Students Score Low in OECD Life Satisfaction Survey

Japanese Students Score Low in OECD Life Satisfaction Survey

   Tokyo, April 19 (Jiji Press)--The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday that students in their first year of high school in Japan ranked sixth lowest among 47 economies comparable in a survey on student well-being.
   The survey, conducted for the first time, is based on the results of the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment, which covered some 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries and regions including OECD member states and partners.
   The level of satisfaction of Japanese students was 6.8 on average, against the OECD average of 7.3.
   The survey asked students to rate how satisfied they are with their recent life, on a scale from zero to 10. Zero indicates the worst possible life and 10 the best possible life.
   The Dominican Republic scored the highest average, at 8.5, followed by Mexico, at 8.3, and Costa Rica, at 8.2. Turkey ranked lowest, at 6.1, followed by South Korea, at 6.4, and Hong Kong, at 6.5.

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