Figure 1 provides a simple explanation of the measurement of subjective well-being with its three components life satisfaction, affect and eudaimonic
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Leading a eudaimonic
life, Aristotle argued, requires cultivating the best qualities within you, both morally and intellectually.
a vertical dimension and a horizontal dimension; Benson, Donahue, & Erickson, 1993), and (c) approaches to spiritual formation that emphasize eudaimonic
views of well-being (i.
The notion of eudaimonic
well-being provides fresh impetus and direction toward a future state of occupation therapy which is owned by its recipients.
Rand inherited significant elements of the Aristotelian eudaimonic
Happiness, inspiration and the fully functioning person: Separating hedonic and eudaimonic
well-being in the workplace.
Previous studies report that dispositional mindfulness as well as self-insight, though generally not self-reflection, are positively predictive of both eudaimonic
and subjective forms of well-being (Baer & Allen, 2006; Harrington & Loffredo, 2011; Hollis-Walker & Colosimo, 2011; Lyke, 2009;).
Hedonic and eudaimonic
views are the two traditional perspectives in the study of well-being (Ryan & Decy, 2001).
Findings reported in research have supported the existence of a discrepancy between these two domains (Roberts & Stark, 2008); for example, Harrington and Loffredo, (2010), Lyke (2009), and Stein and Grant (2014) found that self-insight was linked to positive psychological characteristics, such as mindfulness, eudaimonic
and hedonic psychological well-being, life satisfaction, and self-esteem, and Harrington and Loffredo (2010) and Silvia and Phillips (2011) reported that self-insight was also negatively associated with anxiety and depression symptomology, negative affect, and rumination.
Looking in turn at quality of life and happiness, they consider such topics as linking happiness to health: comparisons between hedonic and eudaimonic
well-being, indicators of happiness versus quality of happiness: methodology and theory, quality of life studies and positive psychology, culture and fine arts: open-ended choices and the formation of interest, and the idea of happiness in Italy.