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A positive psychology intervention program in a culturally-diverse university : boosting happiness and reducing fear

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dc.contributor.author Lambert, Louise
dc.contributor.author Passmore, Holli-Anne
dc.contributor.author Joshanloo, Mohsen
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-20T11:28:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-20T11:28:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-04-15
dc.identifier.citation Lambert, L., Passmore, H.-A., & Joshanloo, M. (2019). A positive psychology intervention program in a culturally-diverse university: Boosting happiness and reducing fear. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(4), 1141–1162. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-9993-z en_US
dc.identifier.issn 13894978
dc.identifier.uri https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-9993-z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/9
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Journal of Happiness Studies (2019), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-9993-z. en_US
dc.description.abstract While developing excellence in knowledge and skills, academic institutions have often overlooked their obligation to instill wellbeing. To address this, we introduced a 14-week positive psychology intervention (PPI) program (Happiness 101) to university students from 39 different nations studying in the United Arab Emirates (N = 159). Students were exposed to 18 different PPIs. Pre, post, and 3-month-post measures were taken assessing hedonic and eudaimonic well-being, and beliefs regarding the fear and fragility of happiness. At the end of the semester, relative to a control group (N = 108), participants exposed to the Happiness 101 program reported higher levels of both hedonic and eudaimonic well-being, and lower levels of fear of happiness and the belief that happiness is fragile. Boosts in life satisfaction and net-positive affect, and reduction of fear of happiness and the belief that happiness is fragile were maintained in the Happiness 101 group 3 months post-intervention. © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Lambert, L., Canadian University Dubai, Box 117781, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Passmore, H.-A., University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada; Joshanloo, M., Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Happiness Studies;Vol. 20, no. 4
dc.rights Permission to reuse the abstract has been secured from Springer Netherlands
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Fear of happiness en_US
dc.subject Fragility of happiness en_US
dc.subject Positive psychology en_US
dc.subject Positive psychology interventions en_US
dc.subject United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.subject Wellbeing en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.subject Controlled study en_US
dc.subject Fear en_US
dc.subject Female en_US
dc.subject Happiness en_US
dc.subject Human en_US
dc.subject Human experiment en_US
dc.subject Life satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Major clinical study en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject University student en_US
dc.title A positive psychology intervention program in a culturally-diverse university : boosting happiness and reducing fear en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright : 2018, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature.


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