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

By Bernhard Schmitz

This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes an outstanding existence and the way it is easy to in attaining happiness and overall healthiness, and analyses other ways during which humans can attempt for an outstanding existence. First, it offers an summary on very important techniques in psychology which are concerning residing a very good lifestyles. Then, a brand new method is brought: the idea that of art-of-living as a holistic technique to succeed in happiness. Empirical reviews are stated regarding a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is verified with recognize to a variety of ideas. furthermore, the amount offers effects from empirical reviews, exhibiting that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness should be superior. numerous intervention stories are defined intimately, which were played with assorted teams of matters, together with students, collage 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 extra study with appreciate to art-of-living.

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75** Shaping of living conditionsa Integrating diff. 3 Study 2: The Questionnaire Measuring Art-of-Living 31 32 2 Development of a Questionnaire Measuring Art-of-Living To show that our subscales provide acceptable factors for further analyses, we performed confirmatory factor analyses on basis of the items using the program Mplus (Muthén and Muthén 2009). , small groups of items) to reduce the measurement error of items (cf. Little et al. 2002, for the pros and cons of using parcels). The parcels were generated using the data analysis program R with an algorithm contained in the package “Psych” (Revelle 2012).

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