Efklides, Anastasia

A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Looking at Quality of Life and Well-Being from a Positive Psychology Perspective
Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou

2. Hierarchical Needs, Income Comparisons, and Happiness Levels
Stavros A. Drakopoulos

3. Goals and Plans: Their Relationship to Well-Being
Andrew MacLeod

4. Living in Accordance with One’s Implicit Motives: Cross-Cultural Evidence for Beneficial Effects of Motive-Goal Congruence and Motive Satisfaction
Jan Hofer, Holger Busch

5. Positive Psychology and Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis: A Critical Examination of Congruence
Robert A. Cummins

6. Life Satisfaction in Adults: The Effect of Religiosity, Worry, and Perceived Physical Health State
Maria Platsidou

7. Altruism and Health: Theoretical Perspectives
Carolyn E. Schwartz, Brian R. Quaranto, Kurt Gray

8. Marital Quality and Well-Being: The Role of Gender, Marital Duration, Social Support and Cultural Context
Eleni Pateraki, Pagona Roussi

9. The Role of Dispositional Optimism in Physical and Mental Well-Being
Nathaly Rius-Ottenheim, Roos C. Mast, Frans G. Zitman, Erik J. Giltay

10. The Relation of Optimism to Cardiac Patients’ Subjective Health Through Illness Representations: Does the Level of Optimism Matter?
Evangelos C. Karademas, Elvisa-Foteini Frokkai, Evangelia Tsotra, Rania Papazachariou

11. Wise Thinking, Hopeful Thinking, and Positive Aging: Reciprocal Relations of Wisdom, Hope, Memory, and Affect in Young, Middle-Aged, and Older Adults
Despina Moraitou, Anastasia Efklides

12. Dispositional Hope and Action-State Orientation: Their Role in Self-Regulated Learning
Georgia Papantoniou, Despina Moraitou, Magda Dinou, Effie Katsadima

13. One Ingredient in the Mix: Interest and Psychological Well-Being
Mary Ainley

14. From Burnout to Engagement During Transition from School to Work
Katariina Salmela-Aro

15. A Comparative Study of Resilience in Greece and Cyprus: The Effects of Negative Life Events, Self-Efficacy, and Social Support on Mental Health
Sophie Leontopoulou

Keywords: Psychology, Positive Psychology, Quality of Life Research, Quality of Life Research

Publication year
Social Indicators Research Series
Page amount
8 pages

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