Happiness in Children: Measurement, Correlates and Enhancement of Positive Subjective Well-Being by Mark D HolderHappiness in Children: Measurement, Correlates and Enhancement of Positive Subjective Well-Being by Mark D Holder

Happiness in Children: Measurement, Correlates and Enhancement of Positive Subjective Well-Being

byMark D Holder

Paperback | April 5, 2012

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This briefs summarizes the research on positive well-being in children, with a particular focus on their happiness. It starts with a discussion of the constructs of positive psychology (i.e., well-being, happiness and life satisfaction), and then outlines the research that shows the importance of studying well-being. Next, it explores how researchers measure happiness and what these measures tell us about whether children are happy and how their happiness differs from adults.  Following this, it discusses current positive psychology theories with the aim of suggesting their promise in understanding children's well-being. Next, it examines the importance of individual differences, including culture and temperament. Because studies have only recently identified several of the factors associated with children's happiness, the book ends with a discussion of how we might enhance children's well-being and suggests directions for future research.
Title:Happiness in Children: Measurement, Correlates and Enhancement of Positive Subjective Well-BeingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:75 pagesPublished:April 5, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400744137

ISBN - 13:9789400744134

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Understanding the Construct of Positive Well-Being and Happiness.- Chapter 3. Why Study Children's and Adults Well-Being, Including their Happiness.- Chapter 4. The Assessment of Happiness in Children and Adults.- Chapter 5. Predictors and Correlates of Well-Being.- Chapter 6. Similarities and Diferences: Correlations and Predictors of Positive Well-Being in Adults and Children.- Chapter 7. Application of Theory to Subjective Well-Being in Children.- Chapter 8. Individual Differences.- Chapter 9. Are Children Happy.- Chapter 10. Are Children Happy.- Chapter 11. Enhancing Children's Well-Being.- Future Research.- Conclusion.- References.-