A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life by Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina

By Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou (eds.)

The build ‘‘quality of lifestyles (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, whilst it was once brought, is getting used commonly within the context of illnesses. parts of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are reliable actual and psychological future health, effective cognitive functioning, social aid, with the ability to meet the necessities existence, optimistic feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective future health (SWB), however, used to be constructed within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a historical past of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval elements that experience an influence on SWB, equivalent to SES, gender, wellbeing and fitness, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self sufficient line of study relates to what has been referred to as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, equivalent to optimism, desire, knowledge, confident feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to confident functioning in lifestyles. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the circulate of confident psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, almost certainly due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. even though, QoL may be conceived of as a popular time period that relates to every body, fit or no longer. during this feel, it really is heavily on the topic of SWB outlined as happiness (Diener, 2000). additionally, QoL encompasses confident feelings that transcend happiness and has the virtue that it may be utilized to many alternative domain names of lifestyles equivalent to interpersonal relatives, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. additionally, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB might be studied in terms of people’s objectives and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental viewpoint. this sort of point of view can display the specificities of “quality” within the a number of domain names of lifestyles and, particularly, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, fitter, and extra winning lifestyles, even in face of adversity. for that reason, regardless of the variations one of the 3 theoretical traditions, specifically QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it truly is attainable to discover the typical floor they proportion and every of them can take advantage of notions built within the others. the purpose of the current booklet is to assemble those 3 traditions, convey the interactions of variables emphasised through them, and provides an integrative point of view from the confident psychology viewpoint. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of existence occasions within which you'll be able to search for caliber and which transcend the normal emphasis of QoL on illnesses. hence, the content material of the proposed ebook covers diversified age populations (from youngsters to older adults), fit and folks dealing with illnesses in addition to humans dealing with difficulties of their interpersonal lives or of their ambitions. It additionally discusses components that give a contribution to marital pride, health within the college context, and issues that individuals price and cherish. The chapters confer with notions equivalent to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, wish, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize designated human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the position of pursuits and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and handling of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited publication objective at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and study on QoL, SWB, and confident psychology that bridges formerly special theoretical traditions. The proposed publication covers a wide diversity of subject matters, addresses varied theoretical pursuits and paves the way in which for a extra integrative procedure. ultimately, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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