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A longitudinal study about the predictors of positive emotions : resilience, acceptance, and psychological well-being

Bornefeld-Ettmann, C. (2018) A longitudinal study about the predictors of positive emotions : resilience, acceptance, and psychological well-being.

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Abstract:Introduction: In recent years the scientific interest in positive emotions grew and became more relevant in theory and practice. In order to contribute to the enhancement of experiencing positive emotions, this study aims to explore resilience, acceptance, and psychological well-being as the predictors of positive emotions in daily life. Theory of the upwards spiral of positive emotions supports the assumption that these three predict positive emotions. Methods: In this longitudinal study the predictors resilience, acceptance, and psychological well-being were assessed at baseline and the aggregated mean of the experience of positive emotions on seven days was measured in the following week. The participants in this study (n=50) were instructed to use an app for one week in order to report their emotions. Results: Outcomes of a regression analysis showed that resilience, acceptance, and psychological well-being are predictors of positive emotions, and that psychological well-being is the most significant predictor among the three. Conclusion: Explanations for these outcomes are found in literature indicating that these predictors are related, and that resilience and acceptance are relevant contributors of psychological well-being.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74656
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