A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life: 51 by Anastasia Efklides,Despina Moraitou

By Anastasia Efklides,Despina Moraitou

The build ‘‘quality of existence (QoL)’’, because the Nineteen Eighties, whilst it used to be brought, is getting used almost always within the context of illnesses. components of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are stable actual and psychological future health, effective cognitive functioning, social help, having the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, optimistic feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective healthiness (SWB), nonetheless, used to be constructed within the context of fit way of life; it additionally has a historical past of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an effect on SWB, reminiscent of SES, gender, future health, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self sufficient line of analysis relates to what has been known as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, reminiscent of optimism, desire, knowledge, optimistic feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to confident functioning in existence. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the circulate of confident psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, almost certainly as a result of its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. besides the fact that, QoL will be conceived of as a usual time period that relates to every person, fit or now not. during this feel, it really is heavily on the topic of 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 existence akin to interpersonal family, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB may be studied when it comes to people’s objectives and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental point of view. this kind of viewpoint can demonstrate the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of lifestyles and, in particular, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, fitter, and extra profitable existence, even in face of adversity. accordingly, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it's 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 e-book is to compile those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised by means of them, and provides an integrative viewpoint from the optimistic psychology perspective. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of lifestyles events during which you could search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. hence, the content material of the proposed e-book covers various age populations (from childrens 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 delight, health within the institution context, and issues that folks price and cherish. The chapters discuss with notions corresponding to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, wish, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that signify distinctive human strengths. ultimately, it emphasizes the function of targets and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and dealing with of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters incorporated within the proposed edited booklet goal at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and study on QoL, SWB, and confident psychology that bridges formerly particular theoretical traditions. The proposed e-book covers a extensive diversity of issues, addresses various 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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