ICQPE 2021

Happiness, health and quality of life have become an important part of modern life, where more people have been lifted out of poverty and live in prosperity in the human history. The economic growth and wealth, however, have not always been translated into happiness, health and quality of life. Industrialization, urbanization, commercialization and technology that have brought many benefits have also destroyed in some parts traditional values, cultures, environment, and ways of life for many communities.

The focus of this conference is to examine the factors that promote happiness, health and quality of life, and find out ways to alleviate the devastating physiological, psychological and social consequences of environmental disasters, societal poverty, community disintegration, and the experience of stress and depression. Coping with stress and promoting health are important aspects of human well-being. Traditional medical and psychological theories have focused on the physiological basis of health. However, recent studies indicate that relational, social, community, cultural and spiritual factors promote happiness, health and quality of life and well-functioning families and communities, mediate the experience of stress and promote health and human well-being.


The goals of the conference are:

1. To understand the factors that promote happiness, health and well-being.

2. To examine how educational culture, human thoughts, emotions and actions in local, social, cultural and global contexts influence happiness, health and well-being.

3. To integrate arts and humanities with social sciences to understand happiness, health and well-being.

4. To contribute to the development of the psychological knowledge that is relevant, useful and universal that would promote happiness, health and well-being.


Sabah, Malaysia is the most ideal host due to its diverse cultures, religions and ways of life. Its capital, Kota Kinabalu represents people living in harmony with nature and diverse cultures through viable and well-functioning communities. Its indigenous way of life and cultural potpourri provides a foundation for alleviating stress and promoting health and well-being.

This conference will cover the following topics on happiness, health and well-being :

Tentative Program of ICQPE 2021

14th July, 2021 [Malaysia Time]

08:00 Registration

08:15 Commencement

08:30 Prayer recital

08:35 Welcoming remarks by Chairman

(Associate Professor Dr Balan A/L Rathakrishnan)

08.40 Speech by Dean Faculty of Psychology and Education, Associate Professor Dr Sabariah Sharif

08:50 Opening remarks by Vice Chancellor

` Universiti Malaysia Sabah,

Professor Datuk ChM Ts. Dr. Taufiq Yap Yun Hin

09.00 Montage Video Presentation

09.15-10.00 Keynote Speaker 1 :

Professor Dr Samsilah Roslan, (Psychological

Well-Being of Educators in Multi-risk Vuca Conditions),

Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra

Malaysia

10.00-11.00 Keynote Speaker 2 :

Dr Suyadi M.Ed., Ph.D (Curriculum and Learning in

Disruption Era 4.0 and Society 5.0), Dean FKIP

Universitas Borneo Tarakan

11.00-12.00 Keynote Speaker 3 :

Associate Professor Dr. Rozainee Khairudin (A

Beautiful Mind: How Cognitive Psychology

Promotes Health, Psychology and Education),

Deputy Dean (Postgraduate), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

12.00 – 13.00 Keynote Speaker 4 :

Professor Dr Cigdem Sahin Taskin

(Social-Emotional Learning in Pandemic)

Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University

13.00- 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 17.00 Parallel Session

Cisco Webex Link for Closing Ceremony

Closing remarks by

Closing Ceremony and Award Presentation Ceremony