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A positive psychology perspective on quality of life

Author: Anastasia Efklides; Despina Moraitou
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Social indicators research series, v. 51.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most people strive for happiness, or subjective well-being (SWB), and a high quality of life (QoL) in all areas of their lives. To do so, many have to overcome adversity on a frequent basis. The field of positive psychology, which focuses on human strengths and positive emotions, not only offers people tools to help achieve optimal levels of subjective well-being and quality of life regardless of their  Read more...
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Positive psychology perspective on quality of life.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013
(DLC) 2012952464
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasia Efklides; Despina Moraitou
ISBN: 9789400749634 9400749635 9400749627 9789400749627
OCLC Number: 820879065
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part 1. Quality of life, well-being, and positive psychology --
Hierarchical Needs, Income Comparisons, and Happiness Levels / Stavros A. Drakopoulos --
Goals and Plans: Their Relationship to Well-Being / Andrew MacLeod --
Living in Accordance with One's Implicit Motives: Cross-Cultural Evidence for Beneficial Effects of Motive-Goal Congruence and Motive Satisfaction / Jan Hofer and Holger Busch --
Positive Psychology and Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis: A Critical Examination of Congruence / Robert A. Cummins --
Life Satisfaction in Adults: The Effect of Religiosity, Worry, and Perceived Physical Health State / Maria Platsidou --
Altruism and Health: Theoretical Perspectives / Carolyn E. Schwartz, Brian R. Quaranto and Kurt Gray --
Marital Quality and Well-Being: The Role of Gender, Marital Duration, Social Support and Cultural Context / Eleni Pateraki and Pagona Roussi --
Introduction: Looking at Quality of Life and Well-Being from a Positive Psychology Perspective / Anastasia Efklides and Despina Moraitou. Part 2. Positive psychology and human strengths --
The Role of Dispositional Optimism in Physical and Mental Well-Being / Nathaly Rius-Ottenheim, Roos C. van der Mast, Frans G. Zitman and Erik J. Giltay --
The Relation of Optimism to Cardiac Patients' Subjective Health Through Illness Representations: Does the Level of Optimism Matter? / Evangelos C. Karademas, Elvisa-Foteini Frokkai, Evangelia Tsotra and Rania Papazachariou --
Wise Thinking, Hopeful Thinking, and Positive Aging: Reciprocal Relations of Wisdom, Hope, Memory, and Affect in Young, Middle-Aged, and Older Adults / Despina Moraitou and Anastasia Efklides --
Dispositional Hope and Action-State Orientation: Their Role in Self-Regulated Learning / Georgia Papantoniou, Despina Moraitou, Magda Dinou and Effie Katsadima --
One Ingredient in the Mix: Interest and Psychological Well-Being / Mary Ainley --
From Burnout to Engagement During Transition from School to Work / Katariina Salmela-Aro --
A Comparative Study of Resilience in Greece and Cyprus: The Effects of Negative Life Events, Self-Efficacy, and Social Support on Mental Health / Sophie Leontopoulou.
Series Title: Social indicators research series, v. 51.
Responsibility: Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou, editors.

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