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  • Happiness and pathways to reach it : dimension-centred versus person-centred approach
    Kavčič, Tina, 1976- ; Avsec, Andreja
    The purpose of the present study was to explore the ways people achieve their happiness employing two approaches, i.e. a dimension-centred, focusing on the three orientations to happiness ... (orientation to pleasure, meaning, and engagement), and a person-centred, focusing on patterns of these three orientations within individuals. The predictive validity of individual orientations to happiness and their characteristic patterns for three aspects of subjective well-being was explored. Adult participants (N = 1,142; 33 % male) filled-in the Orientations to Happiness Questionnaire and the Mental Health Continuum-Long Form. Applying the dimension-centred approach, results suggested that all of the orientations represent possible and appropriate ways to achieve happiness. Person-centred analysis yielded four groups of individuals with similar profiles of ways towards happiness and membership of these groups was associated with individual%s well-being. Leading an empty life was associated with the poorest outcomes and full life with the highest well-being, with moderate well-being characterizing individuals pursuing pleasurable and meaningful life. More precisely, pleasurable life and meaningful life had relatively similar predictive value for psychological well-being but demonstrated discriminant validity for emotional and social well-being. This suggests that the profiles are meaningfully different and highlights the importance of the multiplicative influences of the three specific orientations to happiness.
    Source: Social indicators research. - ISSN 0303-8300 (Vol. 118, Iss. 1, Aug. 2014, str. 141-156)
    Type of material - article, component part ; adult, serious
    Publish date - 2014
    Language - english
    COBISS.SI-ID - 53014114


    Dostop z lokacij Univerze v Ljubljani, oddaljen dostop z geslom za študente in osebje UL, ki so člani knjižnic UL


source: Social indicators research. - ISSN 0303-8300 (Vol. 118, Iss. 1, Aug. 2014, str. 141-156)
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