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Wat betekent floreren in het dagelijks leven? : De relatie tussen welbevinden, positief affect en het leven naar waarden: een Experience Sampling Studie

Nijen Es, L. (2016) Wat betekent floreren in het dagelijks leven? : De relatie tussen welbevinden, positief affect en het leven naar waarden: een Experience Sampling Studie.

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Abstract:Background Positive Psychology focuses on a person’s mental health; they look at the conditions and processes that help people flourish – the presence of optimal mental health (Gable & Haidt, 2005; Keyes, 2002). Two concepts can be assumed to contribute to flourishing and thus the wellbeing of an individual in daily life: valued living and the experience of positive affect. The aim of this research is to gain more insight in the relationship between wellbeing, positive affect and valued living. Method There were 43 participants in total. The participants consisted of students of the University of Twente and people from the personal environment of the researchers. It is a combination of a questionnaire-survey and an Experience Sampling Method (ESM) in which participants take the MHC-SF (Lamers, Westerhof, Bohlmeijer, ten Klooster, & Keyes, 2011) online before the start of ESM and must fill in a short questionnaire four times a day, for seven days in a row through an application on a mobile phone. Results There was a significant relationship between wellbeing and positive affect, wellbeing and valued living and valued living and positive affect. There was no significant indirect effect of valued living on the relation between wellbeing and positive affect. Discussion The current study has in a new way, with use of ESM, sought to examine the relationship between wellbeing and positive affect. The results should be viewed in light of the minimal sample and limitations, more research is needed to determine what the relation between wellbeing and positive affect looks like and how it works – the present study gives reason to do so: there’s indication for believing that valued living plays a mediating role. The Experience Sampling Method is well suited for such studies in the future, because personal experiences can be questioned in situ, diminishing the problem of retrospection.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Communication Studies BSc (56615)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69884
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