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Title: The Nature of Well-Being: The Roles of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Processes and Trait Emotional Intelligence
Contributor(s): Bhullar, Navjot  (author)orcid ; Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid ; Malouff, John M  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2012.667016
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Abstract: The present study reconceptualized the role of hedonic (pleasure) and eudaimonic (engagement) functions as well-being processes and distinguished them from well-being outcomes. Well-being outcomes encompass life satisfaction, positive affect, psychological well-being, social well-being, subjective physical health, and absence of depression, anxiety, and stress. It was hypothesized that trait emotional intelligence (EI) would mediate the relationship between well-being processes and well-being outcomes. Participants (N = 370, mean age = 27.35 years, SD = 10.01) completed measures of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being processes, trait EI, and well-being outcome indices. Path analysis using structural equation modeling showed that trait EI fully mediated the relationship between hedonic and eudaimonic processes and well-being outcomes. Results demonstrated that engagement in meaningful activities as captured by hedonic and eudaimonic well-being processes may promote well-being outcomes.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 147(1), p. 1-16
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1940-1019
Field of Research (FOR): 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
920401 Behaviour and Health
920410 Mental Health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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