By Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou (eds.)
The build ‘‘quality of existence (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, whilst it was once brought, is getting used normally within the context of illnesses. parts of one’s lifestyles that give a contribution to QoL are sturdy actual and psychological healthiness, effective cognitive functioning, social help, with the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, confident feelings, and so forth (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective health and wellbeing (SWB), nonetheless, used to be built within the context of fit way of life; it additionally has a background of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an impression on SWB, comparable to SES, gender, wellbeing and fitness, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self sufficient line of study relates to what has been referred to as optimistic Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, comparable to optimism, wish, knowledge, confident feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to confident functioning in existence. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the circulate of optimistic psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, almost certainly due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. although, QoL might be conceived of as a conventional time period that relates to everyone, fit or now not. during this experience, it truly is heavily relating to SWB outlined as happiness (Diener, 2000). additionally, QoL encompasses confident feelings that transcend happiness and has the virtue that it may be utilized to many various domain names of existence reminiscent of interpersonal kinfolk, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB should be studied relating to people’s targets and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental standpoint. this kind of point of view can demonstrate the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of existence and, particularly, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, fitter, and extra winning existence, even in face of adversity. for this reason, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, specifically QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it truly is attainable to discover the typical flooring they percentage and every of them can reap the benefits of notions built within the others. the purpose of the current publication is to assemble those 3 traditions, exhibit the interactions of variables emphasised by way of them, and provides an integrative viewpoint from the confident psychology standpoint. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of lifestyles events within which you may search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. therefore, the content material of the proposed publication covers diverse age populations (from youngsters to older adults), fit and other people 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 pride, health within the institution context, and issues that folks price and cherish. The chapters discuss with notions resembling happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize exact human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the function of targets and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters incorporated within the proposed edited publication goal at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and examine on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly specific theoretical traditions. The proposed ebook covers a extensive variety of issues, addresses various theoretical pursuits and paves the way in which for a extra integrative process. ultimately, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
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