Well-Being

Understanding the pathways to purpose: Examining personality and well-being correlates across adulthood

Although finding a purpose is almost universally accepted as a developmental achievement relatively little research has sought to understand the potential means by which individuals do so....

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Relationship quality, divorce and well-being: Findings from a three-year longitudinal study

Recent studies indicate that divorce sometimes is positive for subjective well-being but we lack knowledge about the circumstances under which this is the case. Further we lack knowledge about the possible different associations between divorce and life satisfaction (LS) vs. positive affect (PA)....

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Service job lawyers are happier than money job lawyers despite their lower income

Giving too much emphasis to extrinsic values and too little emphasis to intrinsic values is known to depress well-being. But is simply working in an extrinsic job also risky even if that job delivers the money?...

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High arousal and low arousal work-related positive affects and basal cardiovascular activity

Basal cardiovascular activity may be modulated by positive affect activation levels....

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Sources and motives for personal meaning in adulthood

This study examined sources and motives for personal meaning in adulthood using a mixed methods approach. Participants (N = 666) from seven Western countries reported sources of life meaning and why they were meaningful. They rated their perceived meaningfulness of 10 life domains and completed the Satisfaction with Life Scale....

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An exploration of the well-being benefits of hedonic and eudaimonic behaviour

Hedonia and eudaimonia have both been proposed as pathways to well-being. Past research in this area has predominantly focused on global cognitive evaluations of how one typically lives....

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What's in a face? Perhaps some elements of both eudaimonic and hedonic well-being

The idea that eudaimonic well-being (EWB) should be distinguished from the more widespread notion of hedonic well-being (HWB) has stirred up disagreement among happiness researchers. Siding with EWB researchers this study provides theoretical and empirical arguments supporting the distinctiveness and usefulness of a EWB dimension....

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The role of positive and negative affect on well-being amongst Swedish and Iranian university students

The roles of positive and negative affect in well-being were studied in two different societies namely the Iranian and the Swedish. A total of 606 university students (296 Iranian and 310 Swedish) participated in the study....

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Affect regulation strategies and perceived emotional adjustment for negative and positive affect: A study on anger, sadness and joy

This study examines affect regulation and adaptive goals with regard to negative and positive emotional episodes. A sample of 355 undergraduate students were asked to recall an important past-year interpersonal episode of joy anger and sadness....

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What good are character strengths beyond subjective well-being? The contribution of the good character on self-reported health-oriented behavior physical fitness and the subjective health status

Character strengths were tested in relation to subjective (life satisfaction) and physical (self-evaluated health and physical fitness) well-being (440 adults). Health-behaviors and the mediating role of health-behaviors in explaining the relationship between character and well-being were also considered....

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