Psychological Well-Being: Cultural Influences, Measurement Strategies and Health Implications


Rafael Bowers

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY036000

Psychological well-being can be influenced by several factors. This book provides research and reviews cultural influences of well-being, as well as discusses measurement strategies and health implications. Chapter One studies immigrants’ psychological well-being by investigating their motivation, preference of tourist activities, and emotional experiences during their visit to their homeland. Chapter Two proposes the creation and validation of theories and measures on positive psychological constructs that can be integrated into a tool that aims at what might be called a desirable and credible global psychology.

Chapter Three examines the relationship between language, identity and behavioral acculturation and well-being among non-western skilled migrants in a western host society. Chapter Four discusses well-being, health status and culture. Chapter Five analyzes emotional intelligence in adolescents. Chapter Six provides a study of the psychological well-being of Chinese immigrant adolescents. Chapter Seven explains variables related to psychological well-being, and discuss the importance of psychological well-being in the field of psychological counseling and guidance. Chapter Eight examines the predictive role of marital relations and communication styles in psychological well-being within a model proposed by Ryff. The final chapter studies the psychological health among frail older adults with chronic pain.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
The Psychology of Homeland Tourism: Travel Motives, Tourist Experiences, and Feelings
(Man-U Io, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao SAR, China)

Chapter 2
Toward a Global Conceptualization and Measurement in Positive Psychology
(Cirilo H. García Cadena, Arnoldo Téllez López, German Ramírez Aguillón, Erika Ramírez Hernández & Ezra J. Pérez Cota, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3
The Relationship between Language, Identity and Behavioural Acculturation and Well-being among Non-Western Skilled Migrants in a Western Host Society
(Asanka Gunasekara, Sharon Grant, Diana Rajendran, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Chapter 4
Well-Being, Health Status and Culture: Findings from the Milan Study
(Enzo Grossi, Giorgio Tavano Blessi, Scientific Advisor, Bracco Foundation, Milano – Italy, and others)

Chapter 5
Emotional Intelligence in Adolescents from 13 to 16 Years: Explanatory Variables
(Maite Garaigordobil and Ainize Peña, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain)

Chapter 6
Factors Affecting the Formation and Reformation of Ethnic Identity: A Study of The Psychological Well-Being of Chinese Immigrant Adolescents
(Jennifer J. Chen, Kean University, NJ, USA)

Chapter 7
Psychological Well-Being at Adolescence and Improving Strategies
(F. Ebru Ikiz, Firdevs Savi Cakar and Esra Asici, Assoc. Prof., Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 8
Marriage and Psychological Well-Being: Examining the Role of Marital Relations and Communication Styles among Polish Couples
(Dariusz Krok, Opole University, Poland)

Chapter 9
Psychological Health among Frail Older Adults with Chronic Pain in the Community: Does the Healthy Living Program Help?
(Mimi M. Y. Tse, Rose Heung, and Vanessa T. C. Wan, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, and others)


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