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 used to be brought, is getting used ordinarily within the context of illnesses. parts of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are sturdy actual and psychological health and wellbeing, effective cognitive functioning, social help, having the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, confident feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective health and wellbeing (SWB), however, was once constructed within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a historical past of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an effect on SWB, akin to SES, gender, healthiness, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd autonomous line of analysis relates to what has been referred to as optimistic Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, similar to optimism, desire, 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 circulation of optimistic psychology yet this didn't take place for QoL, most likely due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. even if, QoL might be conceived of as a common time period that relates to everybody, fit or now not. during this experience, it truly is heavily concerning 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 various domain names of existence similar to interpersonal family, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. additionally, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB should be studied in terms of people’s ambitions and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental standpoint. this sort of standpoint can exhibit the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of lifestyles and, in particular, the confident feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more fit, and extra profitable existence, even in face of adversity. for that reason, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it's attainable to discover the typical flooring they proportion and every of them can make the most of notions built within the others. the purpose of the current e-book is to collect those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised via them, and provides an integrative standpoint from the confident psychology viewpoint. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of existence occasions within which you possibly can search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. therefore, the content material of the proposed booklet covers varied age populations (from young children 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 delight, health within the university context, and issues that folks price and cherish. The chapters consult with notions corresponding to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize detailed human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the position of objectives and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s lifestyles priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited ebook target at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and study on QoL, SWB, and confident psychology that bridges formerly detailed theoretical traditions. The proposed publication covers a large variety of themes, addresses assorted theoretical pursuits and paves the best way for a extra integrative strategy. ultimately, it brings jointly a global set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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