Art-of-Living: A Concept to Enhance Happiness by Bernhard Schmitz

By Bernhard Schmitz

This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes an excellent lifestyles and the way you may in achieving happiness and overall healthiness, and analyses other ways within which humans can try for a superb lifestyles. First, it offers an summary on vital ideas in psychology which are concerning dwelling a great lifestyles. Then, a brand new procedure is brought: the concept that of art-of-living as a holistic approach to succeed in happiness. Empirical reviews are mentioned regarding a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is verified with recognize to quite a lot of options. additionally, the quantity presents effects from empirical stories, displaying that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness will be greater. numerous intervention reports are defined intimately, that have been played with assorted teams of topics, together with scholars, collage scholars and staff. additionally, result of interviews are summarized, which have been held with those that were nominated as exemplary artists-of-living. the amount concludes with an outline of art-of-living in autobiographies, and provides feedback for extra study with admire to art-of-living.

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15 in absolute value. In sum, the analyses show that the answers on art-of-living questionnaire were hardly influenced by social desirability. To test the hypothesis that art-of-living is positively correlated with satisfaction with life, we calculated the correlation between the overall art-of-living score and the satisfaction with life score (cf. 8). 001), being highly significant, which indicates that art-of-living is highly related to happiness and well-being. In matters of the relations of the subscales, each correlation was significant.

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