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

By Anastasia Efklides,Despina Moraitou

The build ‘‘quality of lifestyles (QoL)’’, because the Nineteen Eighties, while it used to be brought, is getting used typically within the context of illnesses. components of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are strong actual and psychological well-being, effective cognitive functioning, social help, with the ability to meet the necessities existence, optimistic feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective healthiness (SWB), nonetheless, was once constructed within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a background of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval elements that experience an effect on SWB, corresponding to SES, gender, well-being, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd autonomous 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, wish, knowledge, confident feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to optimistic functioning in lifestyles. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the move of optimistic psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, probably as a result of its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. besides the fact that, QoL may be conceived of as a widely used time period that relates to everybody, fit or now not. during this experience, it really is heavily with regards to 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 existence corresponding to interpersonal relatives, health-related events, and academic strivings. furthermore, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB might be studied with regards to people’s pursuits and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental viewpoint. this type of standpoint can display the specificities of “quality” within the numerous domain names of existence and, particularly, the confident feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more healthy, and extra profitable existence, even in face of adversity. hence, regardless of the variations one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it really is attainable to discover the typical flooring they percentage and every of them can take advantage of notions built within the others. the purpose of the current e-book is to compile those 3 traditions, convey the interactions of variables emphasised by means of them, and provides an integrative standpoint from the confident psychology perspective. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of lifestyles occasions during which possible 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 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 objectives. It additionally discusses elements that give a contribution to marital delight, health within the university context, and issues that individuals worth and cherish. The chapters check with notions comparable to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, wish, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that symbolize specific human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the function of ambitions and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and handling of one’s lifestyles priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited e-book objective at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and examine on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly certain theoretical traditions. The proposed booklet covers a wide variety of themes, addresses varied theoretical pursuits and paves the best way for a extra integrative strategy. ultimately, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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