By Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou (eds.)
The build ‘‘quality of lifestyles (QoL)’’, because the Nineteen Eighties, whilst it was once brought, is getting used in most cases within the context of illnesses. components of one’s lifestyles that give a contribution to QoL are stable actual and psychological healthiness, effective cognitive functioning, social aid, with the ability to meet the necessities existence, optimistic feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective future health (SWB), nonetheless, used to be built within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a background of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an influence on SWB, similar to SES, gender, future health, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self sustaining line of study relates to what has been known as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, similar to optimism, wish, knowledge, optimistic feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to optimistic functioning in existence. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the circulate of optimistic psychology yet this didn't occur for QoL, almost certainly due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. despite the fact that, QoL might be conceived of as a typical time period that relates to each person, fit or no longer. during this experience, it really 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 alternative domain names of existence comparable to interpersonal family members, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. furthermore, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB may be studied in terms of people’s targets and strengths of personality, that's, from a good mental point of view. the sort of viewpoint can exhibit the specificities of “quality” within the numerous domain names of existence and, in particular, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, fitter, and extra winning lifestyles, even in face of adversity. consequently, regardless of the variations one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and optimistic 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 publication is to assemble those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised via them, and provides an integrative point of view from the confident psychology standpoint. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of lifestyles occasions within which you may search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. hence, the content material of the proposed ebook covers diverse age populations (from young ones 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 elements that give a contribution to marital pride, health within the college context, and issues that folks price and cherish. The chapters check with notions corresponding to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, wish, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize 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 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 designated theoretical traditions. The proposed publication covers a large variety of subject matters, addresses varied theoretical pursuits and paves the way in which for a extra integrative strategy. eventually, it brings jointly a global set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
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A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life by Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou (eds.)