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Pursuing Flourishing:: Living a Life of Pleasure, Engagement or Meaning
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Vägar till välbefinnande: : Ett liv av nöje, engagemang eller mening (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

To be happy is an ultimate goal for most people, yet people may beunable to express what happiness really means. This study examinedthe relationship between three orientations to happiness as predictorsof flourishing and affectivity. A convenience sample of Swedishuniversity students (n = 355) answered a cross-sectional survey. Theorientations to engagement and meaning were stronger predictors offlourishing than was pleasure, despite that pleasure was the strongestpredictor of positive and negative affect. All three orientations arevalid pathways, but those who favor engagement and meaning aremore likely to flourish. In the pursuit of flourishing, a life of pleasuremight be inadequate. Interventions to facilitate flourishing throughthe orientations to engagement and meaning were discussed.

Abstract [sv]

Att nå lycka är det ultimata målet i livet för många människor. Ändåkan det vara svårt att beskriva vad lycka är. Föreliggande studieundersökte tre förhållningssätt till lycka som prediktorer förflourishing och affektivitet. Studien baserades på en tvärsnittligenkätundersökning bland ett bekvämlighetsurval avuniversitetsstudenter (n = 355). Det meningsfulla och det engageradeförhållningssättet var starkare prediktorer av flourishing jämfört meddet nöjesfyllda förhållningssättet, trots att detta var den starkasteprediktorn av positiv och negativ affekt. För att uppnå flourishing kanenbart nöje vara otillräckligt. Flourishing kan sannolikt uppnås genomsamtliga tre förhållningssätt, men de som föredrar engagemang ochmening är mer sannolika att uppnå flourishing. Vidare diskuteradesinterventioner för att främja flourishing utifrån det engagerade och detmeningsfulla förhållningssättet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
Orientations to Happiness, psychological well-being, happiness, flourishing, hedonia, eudaimonia.
Keyword [sv]
Orientations to Happiness, psykologiskt välbefinnande, lycka, flourishing, hedonism, eudaimonism.
National Category
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45085OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-45085DiVA: diva2:833506
Subject / course
Psykologi
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Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-30 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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