The Resource A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life, edited by Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou, (electronic resource)

A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life, edited by Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou, (electronic resource)

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A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life
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A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life
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edited by Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou
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eng
Summary
Most people strive for happiness, or subjective well-being (SWB), and a high quality of life (QoL) in all areas of their lives. To do so, many have to overcome adversity on a frequent basis. The field of positive psychology, which focuses on human strengths and positive emotions, not only offers people tools to help achieve optimal levels of subjective well-being and quality of life regardless of their circumstances, it also enables us to understand how people utilize such qualities as hope, optimism, resilience, interest, wisdom, altruism, religiosity and spirituality to best cope with adversity. By exploring the latest research in subjective well-being and quality of life, this book shows how qualities of positive psychology interact in a wide variety of contexts in the everyday lives of people. It details evidence from children to the elderly, from marital to professional to school life, from healthy people to those suffering some sort of malediction. And the studies are presented by researchers from various parts of the globe, thereby offering an international and cross-cultural perspective to subjective well-being, quality of life and positive psychology
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Efklides, Anastasia
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BF204.6
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non fiction
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  • Moraitou, Despina
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Series statement
Social Indicators Research Series,
Series volume
51
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  • Philosophy (General)
  • Quality of Life
  • Quality of Life
  • Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Quality of Life Research
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A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life, edited by Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction - Anastasia Efklides and Despina Moraitou -- Part I: Quality of life, well-being, and positive psychology -- 2. Hierarchical needs, income comparisons and happiness levels - Stavros A. Drakopoulos -- 3. Goals and plans: Their relationship to well-being - Andrew MacLeod -- 4. Living in accordance with one's implicit motives: Cross-cultural evidence for beneficial effects of motive-goal congruence and motive satisfaction - Jan Hofer and Holger Busch -- 5. Positive psychology and subjective well-being homeostasis: A critical examination of congruence - Robert A. Cummins -- 6. Life satisfaction in adults: The effect of religiosity, worry and perceived physical health state - Maria Platsidou -- 7. Altruism and health: Theoretical perspectives - Carolyn E. Schwartz, Brian R. Quaranto, and Kurt Gray -- 8. Marital quality and well-being: The role of gender, marital duration, social support and cultural context - Eleni Pateraki and Pagona Roussi -- Part II: Positive psychology and human strengths -- 9. The role of dispositional optimism in physical and mental well-being - Nathaly Rius-Ottenheim, Roos C. van der Mast, Frans G. Zitman, and Erik J. Giltay -- 10. The relation of optimism to cardiac patients’ subjective health through illness representations: Does the level of optimism matter? - Evangelos C. Karademas, Elvisa-Foteini Frokkai, Evangelia Tsotra, and Rania Papazachariou -- 11. Wise thinking, hopeful thinking, and positive aging: Reciprocal relations of wisdom, hope, memory, and affect in young, middle-aged, and older adults - Despina Moraitou and Anastasia Efklides -- 12. Dispositional hope and action-state orientation: Their role in self-regulated learning - Georgia Papantoniou, Despina Moraitou, Magda Dinou, and Effie Katsadima -- 13. One ingredient in the mix: Interest and psychological well-being - Mary Ainley -- 14. From burnout to engagement during transition from school to work - Katariina Salmela-Aro -- 15. A comparative study of resilience in Greece and Cyprus: The effects of negative life events, self-efficacy and social support on mental health -- Sophie Leontopoulou -- 16. Subject Index
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unknown
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VIII, 299 p. 11 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9789400749634
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-94-007-4963-4
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-94-007-4963-4
Label
A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life, edited by Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction - Anastasia Efklides and Despina Moraitou -- Part I: Quality of life, well-being, and positive psychology -- 2. Hierarchical needs, income comparisons and happiness levels - Stavros A. Drakopoulos -- 3. Goals and plans: Their relationship to well-being - Andrew MacLeod -- 4. Living in accordance with one's implicit motives: Cross-cultural evidence for beneficial effects of motive-goal congruence and motive satisfaction - Jan Hofer and Holger Busch -- 5. Positive psychology and subjective well-being homeostasis: A critical examination of congruence - Robert A. Cummins -- 6. Life satisfaction in adults: The effect of religiosity, worry and perceived physical health state - Maria Platsidou -- 7. Altruism and health: Theoretical perspectives - Carolyn E. Schwartz, Brian R. Quaranto, and Kurt Gray -- 8. Marital quality and well-being: The role of gender, marital duration, social support and cultural context - Eleni Pateraki and Pagona Roussi -- Part II: Positive psychology and human strengths -- 9. The role of dispositional optimism in physical and mental well-being - Nathaly Rius-Ottenheim, Roos C. van der Mast, Frans G. Zitman, and Erik J. Giltay -- 10. The relation of optimism to cardiac patients’ subjective health through illness representations: Does the level of optimism matter? - Evangelos C. Karademas, Elvisa-Foteini Frokkai, Evangelia Tsotra, and Rania Papazachariou -- 11. Wise thinking, hopeful thinking, and positive aging: Reciprocal relations of wisdom, hope, memory, and affect in young, middle-aged, and older adults - Despina Moraitou and Anastasia Efklides -- 12. Dispositional hope and action-state orientation: Their role in self-regulated learning - Georgia Papantoniou, Despina Moraitou, Magda Dinou, and Effie Katsadima -- 13. One ingredient in the mix: Interest and psychological well-being - Mary Ainley -- 14. From burnout to engagement during transition from school to work - Katariina Salmela-Aro -- 15. A comparative study of resilience in Greece and Cyprus: The effects of negative life events, self-efficacy and social support on mental health -- Sophie Leontopoulou -- 16. Subject Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VIII, 299 p. 11 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789400749634
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-4963-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-94-007-4963-4

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