Relationship between Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Well-Being, and the Impact of Inspirational Quotes

Klassen, Shannara L. (2020) Relationship between Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Well-Being, and the Impact of Inspirational Quotes. Bachelor's thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Research in positive psychology is important because it can be applied to basic aspects of people’s lives (Seligman, 2019). The present study focuses on three common positive psychology topics: well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness. One hundred and thirty one participants answered questions on positive psychology self-reports. Half of the participants were randomly assigned inspirational quotes before completing a questionnaire on well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness. The other half of participants were not provided with quotes before completing the same questionnaire. It was hypothesized that those who received the inspirational quotes would score significantly higher on each measure than those who did not receive the quotes. This was partially supported; those who received the quotes reported higher scores of well-being than those who did not receive a quote. It was also hypothesized that the measures of well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness would be positively correlated. This hypothesis was supported and was consistent with previous research. Future research could focus on how well-being, life satisfaction, and happiness can be promoted. Future research could also focus on the long-term effects that inspirational quotes may have on positive psychology.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/15106
Item ID: 15106
Additional Information: “Includes bibliographical references (pages 22-27)”
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Arts and Social Science > Psychology
Date: April 2020
Date Type: Submission

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