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 existence (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, whilst it was once brought, is getting used usually within the context of illnesses. components of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are solid actual and psychological wellbeing and fitness, effective cognitive functioning, social help, with the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, confident feelings, and so forth (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective future health (SWB), nevertheless, was once constructed within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a heritage of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval elements that experience an effect on SWB, corresponding to SES, gender, wellbeing and fitness, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self reliant line of study relates to what has been referred to as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, comparable to optimism, wish, knowledge, optimistic feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to confident functioning in lifestyles. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the flow of confident psychology yet this didn't occur for QoL, in all probability as a result of its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. notwithstanding, QoL could be conceived of as a everyday time period that relates to everyone, fit or now not. during this feel, it really is heavily with regards to SWB outlined as happiness (Diener, 2000). additionally, QoL encompasses optimistic feelings that transcend happiness and has the virtue that it may be utilized to many various domain names of lifestyles similar to interpersonal kin, health-related events, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB could be studied when it comes to people’s targets and strengths of personality, that's, from a good mental standpoint. this sort of viewpoint can exhibit the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of lifestyles and, particularly, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more healthy, and extra profitable lifestyles, even in face of adversity. as a result, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology, it really is attainable to discover the typical floor they percentage and every of them can make the most of notions constructed within the others. the purpose of the current booklet is to compile those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised by way of them, and provides an integrative point of view from the confident psychology perspective. It additionally goals to increase the variety of existence events during which you will search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. therefore, the content material of the proposed e-book covers diversified age populations (from teenagers to older adults), fit and other people 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 university context, and issues that individuals price and cherish. The chapters confer with notions similar to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize distinct human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the position of targets and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and dealing with of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited booklet objective at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and learn on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly detailed theoretical traditions. The proposed publication covers a wide variety of subject matters, addresses varied theoretical pursuits and paves the way in which for a extra integrative process. eventually, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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