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When do people possess high levels of well-being? : A mixed methods approach using thematic analysis.

Schniederjohann, C.S. (2021) When do people possess high levels of well-being? : A mixed methods approach using thematic analysis.

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Abstract:Well-being is the term that incorporates the aspects beyond feeling and functioning well. However, less is known about the characteristics of people with a high well-being. Also, elements such as health or significant others that are associated with high well-being are not frequently researched in qualitative papers. This gap is addressed by extracting themes that are related to experiencing high well-being, with a focus on emotional and psychological well-being. Six participants were recruited to engage in a mixed method study, employing a questionnaire, the Mental Health Continuum Short Form, to measure the level of well-being. Additionally, an interview about those aspects of well-being was conducted in order to deepen the quantitative findings. Six themes, namely positive relations with others, engagement, self-acceptance, environmental mastery, autonomy and health were extracted from the interview data, thought to be important for high mental well-being. Three of them were also connected to the structure of the questionnaire: positive relations with others, self-acceptance and autonomy were recurring themes found in both methods.
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/85639
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