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The Importance of Positive Relations in the Context of positive Emotions and Flourishing

Böckmann, Linn (2019) The Importance of Positive Relations in the Context of positive Emotions and Flourishing.

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Abstract:Different models emphasize the role of positive emotions and flourishing, but little is known about the importance of positive relations in the context of positive emotions and flourishing. The aim of the study was to investigate whether positive relations do correlate significantly with positive emotions and whether positive relations could be a precondition for flourishing. In this secondary analysis the participants (N= 275) were randomly assigned to two conditions. The intervention group read the self-help book “This is Your Life”. All participants were asked to fill in questionnaires at baseline, at three and at six months. There were significant correlations found between positive relations and positive emotions at two of three moments for both groups. Furthermore, no participant with a low level of positive relations flourished at any point. It was recommended that the role of each positive emotion be explored in more detail and that a qualitative part be added to the study to enable more insights into what people need to flourish. There is a relationship between positive relations and positive emotions and there is also evidence for the assumption that having at least a moderate level of positive relations is necessary in order to flourish.
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/78786
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