Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Perspectives and Practice


Elisabeth Noehammer (Editor)
University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Vienna, Austria

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

This book presents eleven contributions from scholars shedding light on different aspects of well-being during the life course, covering diverse parts of the world, and employing research methods ranging from reviews, secondary data analysis, and qualitative approaches to pilot studies and quantitative investigations. The book provides a broad overview regarding the topic of well-being as well as insights into very specific matters. The determinants of well-being range from physiological, social, psychological, spiritual, and economic factors which can be examined individually or concerning their interplay. They can be studied on the micro, meso and macro levels, from an individual, group-related, organizational or societal perspective. This book takes on the challenge of doing justice to this diversity to create a holistic picture. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-xii

Chapter 1. The Influences of Parents’ Rearing Attitude, Personality and Coping Strategies on Psychological Well-Being and Suicidal Ideation among College Students
(Pi-Ming Yeh and Cheng-Huei Chiao, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO, USA)pp. 1-18

Chapter 2. Can Informal Peer Education Help College Students Manage Stress? Effects of Two Brief Skills-Based Programs on Student Stress, Rumination, and Self-Criticism
(Andrew F. Frohn, Sarka Turecka and Jennifer Katz, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, USA)pp. 19-32

Chapter 3. Prevention of Anxiety, Depression and Burnout during Medical Studies and Residency Training (Experts’ Opinion, Medical Students’ and Young Doctors’ Point of View)
(Gertrude Hamader and Elisabeth Noehammer, UMIT – University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Austria)pp. 33-42

Chapter 4. Promoting Well-Being: The Effectiveness of an Individually-Tailored Physical Activity Intervention for Young Adults
(Diane E. Mack, Philip M. Wilson, Louise T. Blais, Jenna D. Gilchrist and Lindsay S. Meldrum, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada)pp. 43-56

Chapter 5. Testing Predictors of Social Well-being: Are they the Same for Men and Women?
(Chiara Rollero, Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Torino, Italy)pp. 57-64

Chapter 6. The Influence of Ethnic Identity on Asian Americans’ Well-Being: A Critical Review of the Literature
(Chi P. Nguyen and Y. Joel Wong, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA)pp. 65-76

Chapter 7. Psychological Well-Being in Cancer Survivors
(Samantha Serpentini, Elena Pasquin and Eleonora Capovilla, IOV- IRCSS, Padova, Italy)pp. 77-90

Chapter 8. Factors Associated to the Well-Being of Institutionalized vs. Community Dwelling Elderly in Angola
(J. M. Tomás, M. Gutierrez, P. Sancho and L. Galiana, University of Valencia, Spain)pp. 91-114

Chapter 9. Household Economic Well-Being Response to Credit Access in Cameroon
(Francis Menjo Baye and Boniface Ngah Epo, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Yaoundé II, Yaoundé, Cameroon)pp. 115-142

Chapter 10. Religiousness and Perceived Well-Being in Ghana
(Isaac Addai, and Christopher Opoku-Agyeman, Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI, USA and others)pp. 143-172

Chapter 11. Natural Environments: A Resource for Public Health and Well-Being? A Literature Review
(Dörte Martens and Nicole Bauer, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland)pp. 173-218

Index pp. 219-229

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