By Bernhard Schmitz
This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes a superb existence and the way you may in attaining happiness and health and wellbeing, and analyses alternative ways during which humans can attempt for a great existence. First, it provides an outline on very important innovations in psychology which are on the topic of dwelling a great lifestyles. Then, a brand new strategy is brought: the concept that of art-of-living as a holistic option to succeed in happiness. Empirical reviews are stated regarding a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is established with admire to a variety of recommendations. furthermore, the quantity presents effects from empirical reviews, displaying that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness will be greater. numerous intervention stories are defined intimately, which were played with diverse teams of topics, together with scholars, college scholars and staff. additionally, result of interviews are summarized, that have been held with those that have been nominated as exemplary artists-of-living. the amount concludes with an outline of art-of-living in autobiographies, and provides feedback for additional learn with admire to art-of-living.
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For this statement, the different reply options were chosen more or less equally often. Thus, art-of-living is seen as a deliberate/conscious way of living, it is seen as desirable, as accepting of things that happen, as different for each individual, and as appreciating life’s little pleasures. In sum, it can be stated that this sample considers art-of-living to be something positive and desirable. The participants see art-of-living as learnable but facilitated by certain personality traits. They connect art-of-living mainly with a satisfying and successful life even when facing negative events and a way of living that is determined by the individual’s wishes, ideas, and ideals.
40 2 Development of a Questionnaire Measuring Art-of-Living personality, wisdom), which might be important or might further sharpen the contours of the concept and its measurement. Regarding the question whether art-of-living can be learned, we, along with Schmid and our sample, agree. The instrument that was introduced in this chapter could be used to evaluate interventions that try to enhance art-of-living. , studies by Fordyce 1977, 1983; Sin and Lyubomirsky 2009; Seligman et al. 2006). Future studies might evaluate such interventions using our questionnaire to measure art-of-living.
2. Do people think that art-of-living can be learned? 3. Do people think there is only one way to perform art-of-living? 4. Are there different types of artists of living? 2 Questions Regarding the Instrument and Its Validity, Reliability and Factorial Structure Secondly, we derive a multidimensional questionnaire based on the survey results. We want to test the quality of this instrument by computing internal consistency, extracting the factorial structure and trying to validate it. To achieve this, we also used life-satisfaction as one criterion variable.
Art-of-Living: A Concept to Enhance Happiness by Bernhard Schmitz