Track: Engineering Education
Schools play a vital role in building the students’ knowledge and personalities. Students’ lives are affected by their teachers and other staff in their school. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many countries and organizations across the world have executed plans to change their work theme from face-to-face into remote working. The UAE has decided to change the learning theme from the traditional school-based learning into distance learning. With the changes that distance learning have, the happiness level of the school staff can be affected. Therefore, this paper aims to measure the happiness level of school staff at one of the primary schools in the UAE. A questionnaire was designed and distributed among all staff categories at the school. The questionnaire consisted of questions related to positive emotions, negative emotions, and overall happiness. The collected data was analyzed using statistical analysis techniques. The results revealed a high level of happiness among the school staff. The positive emotion was the leading factor that affects feeling happiness. This high happiness level reflects the effectiveness of the governmental plans executed during the pandemic.