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Youth life satisfaction measures: a review

The burgeoning field of positive psychology has highlighted the need to discover what makes life worth living. Within this framework is the exploration of how youths perceive their lives and achieve happiness....

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Adolescents' affective temperaments: life satisfaction interpretation and memory of events.

This study investigated differences in adolescents'  life satisfaction (LS) apprehension of personal and non-personal events and the influence of recalled life events on LS. The affective temperament (AFT) classification was the framework for the research. Seventy male and 65 female adolescents participated....

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Witnessing excellence in action: the 'other-praising' emotions of elevation gratitude and admiration.

People are often profoundly moved by the virtue or skill of others yet psychology has little to say about the "other-praising"  family of emotions....

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Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from emerging adulthood to older adulthood.

Meaning in life is thought to be important to well-being throughout the human life span. We assessed the structure levels and correlates of the presence of meaning in life and the search for meaning within four life stage groups: emerging adulthood young adulthood middle-age adulthood and older adulthood....

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Feeling good and open-minded: The impact of positive affect on cross cultural empathic responding.

Two experiments were conducted with US college students to determine whether affective states influence cross-cultural empathy. Participants read about a target who experienced distress and assumed a perspective that was consistent or inconsistent with US norms....

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More gratitude less materialism: The mediating role of life satisfaction.

An empirical relationship has been documented between gratitude and materialism such that stronger feelings of gratitude are associated with lower materialism....

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Flourishing: Achievement-related correlates of students' well-being.

Keyes (2005) operationalized flourishing as elevated emotional psychological and social well-being. The current study predicted that flourishing among undergraduate students (N = 397) would have adaptive cognitive and behavioral achievement-related correlates....

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The value of life purpose: Purpose as a mediator of faith and well-being.

This study investigated the relationship between faith life purpose and well-being and the potential mediational effects of life purpose between faith and well-being....

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The definition and preliminary measurement of thriving in adolescence.

We describe thriving as an under-utilized construct that can add value to theory research and application in adolescent development....

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The benefits of passion and absorption in activities: Engaged living in adolescents and its role in psychological well-being.

Across five studies and three samples of early and late adolescents from suburban areas (N = 2198) this research provides a theoretical and empirical examination of a new construct engaged living which consists of social integration and absorption....

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