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 commonly 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 help, having the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, optimistic feelings, and so forth (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective health (SWB), nevertheless, used to be built within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a heritage of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an effect on SWB, equivalent to SES, gender, well-being, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd autonomous line of study relates to what has been known as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, resembling optimism, wish, knowledge, confident feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to optimistic functioning in existence. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the circulation of confident psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, in all likelihood due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. even if, QoL might be conceived of as a popular time period that relates to everybody, fit or no longer. during this feel, it really is heavily regarding 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 lifestyles equivalent to interpersonal relatives, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB will be studied in terms of people’s ambitions and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental point of view. the sort of viewpoint can show the specificities of “quality” within the numerous domain names of lifestyles and, in particular, the confident feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, fitter, and extra profitable lifestyles, even in face of adversity. accordingly, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it truly is attainable to discover the typical flooring they proportion and every of them can make the most of notions constructed within the others. the purpose of the current ebook is to collect those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised through them, and provides an integrative standpoint from the confident psychology standpoint. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of lifestyles occasions during which you possibly can search for caliber and which transcend the normal emphasis of QoL on illnesses. therefore, the content material of the proposed publication covers various age populations (from young children to older adults), fit and folks dealing with illnesses in addition to humans dealing with difficulties of their interpersonal lives or of their goals. It additionally discusses elements that give a contribution to marital delight, health within the college context, and issues that folks worth and cherish. The chapters discuss with notions similar to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that signify exact human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the function of pursuits and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s lifestyles priorities. To finish, the chapters incorporated within the proposed edited booklet target at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and learn on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly targeted theoretical traditions. The proposed e-book covers a wide diversity of issues, addresses diversified theoretical pursuits and paves the way in which for a extra integrative technique. ultimately, 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.)