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Bibliographic Subjects » CORRELATES OF HAPPINESS » Personal correlates of happiness » Psychological characteristics » Personality » Personality traits » Optimism/Positivity

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CORRELATES OF HAPPINESS Personal correlates of happiness Psychological characteristics Personality Personality traits Optimism/Positivity
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Optimism/Positivity, negativism, cynical, rose colored
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List of Publications on this Subject

Authors Title / Source Year Konwicka, T. Homology of Predictions and Wishes.
Ornauer, H.;et al.,Eds.: "Images of the World 2000:A Comparative Ten Nation Study", Humanities Press, 1976, USA, 403 - 419
Seligman, M.E.P. Learned Optimism.
A.A. Knopf, 1991, New York, USA
Stassen, M.A.; Staats, S. Hope and Happiness: A Comparison of some Discrepancies.
Social Indicators Research, 1988, Vol. 20, 45 - 58
Taylor, S.E. Positive Illusions, Creative Self-Deception and the Healthy Mind.
Basic Books, 1989, New York, USA
Thomae, H. Erlebte Unveränderlichkeit von gesundheitlicher und ökonomischer Belastung. (Perceived Certainty of Health and Economic Stress: A Contribution to a Cognitive Theory of Adjustment to Aging).
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie, 1979, Vol. 12, 439 - 459
Leedham, B.; Frist, W.H.; Meyerowitz, B.E.; Muirhead, J. Positive Expectations Predict Health after Heart Transplantation.
Health Psychology, 1995, Vol. 14, 74 - 79
Aspinwall, L.G.; Taylor, S.E. Modeling Cognitive Adaptation: A Longitudinal Investigation of the Impact of Individual Differences and Coping of College Adjustment Performance.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1992, Vol. 63, 989 - 1003
Segerstrom, S.C.; Fahey, J.L.; Kenemeny, M.E.; Taylor, S.E. Optimism is Associated with Mood, Coping, and Immune Change in Response to Stress.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1998, Vol. 74, 1646 - 1655
Chang, E.C. Dispositional Optimism and Primary and Secondary Appraisal of a Stressor: Controlling for Confounding Influences and Relations to Coping and Psychological and Physical Adjustment.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1998, Vol.74, 1109 - 1120
Khoo, S.A.; Bishop, G.D. Stress and Optimism: Relationships to Coping and Well-Being.
Psychologia, 1996, Vol. 39, 29 - 40
Scheier, M.F.; Magovern, G.J.; Matthews, K.A.; Owens, J.F. Dispositional Optimism and Recovery from Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: The Beneficial Effects on Physical and Psychological Well-Being.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1989, Vol. 57, 1024 - 1040
Wiseman, R. The Luck Factor.
Century, 2003, UK
DeFátima-Perloiro, M. Optimism, Pessimism and Life Satisfaction in Portuguese Families.
Presentation, 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology, 2004, Verbania, Pallanza, Italy
Hornung, B. Was Uns Wirklich Glücklicher Macht. (What Really Makes us Happy).
Institut für Glückforschung, 2004, München, Germany
Daukantaite, D.; Bergman, L.R. Childhood Roots of Woman's Subjective Well-Being. The Role of Optimism.
European Psychologist, 2005, Vol. 10, 287 - 297
Diener, E.; Napa, C.K.; Oishi, S. Positivity and the Construction of Life Satisfaction Judgements: Global Happiness is not the Sum of its Parts.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2000, Vol. 1, 159 - 176.
Adler, M.G.; Fagley, N.S. Appreciation: Individual Differences in Finding Value and Meaning as a Unique Predictor of Subjective Well-Being.
Journal of Personality, 2005, Vol. 73, 79 - 114
Veenhoven, R. Findings on Happiness and Hope.
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Finding report H11, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Printout 2009,
Steca, P.; Caprara, G.V.; Tramontano, C Developmental Pathways and Correlates of Positive Thinking in the Transition Adolescence to Early Adulthood.
Freire, T.;Ed.: "Understanding Positive Life Research and Practice on Positive Psychology", Climepsi, 2009, Lisabon, Portugal, 227 - 250
Isaacowitz, D.M. Correlates of Well-Being in Adulthood and Old Age: A Tale of Two Optimism.
Journal of Research in Personality, 2005, Vol. 39, 224 - 244
Werner, S. Subjective Well-being , Hope, and Needs of Individuals with Serious Mental Illness.
Psychiatry Research, 2012, Vol. 196, 214 - 219
Daukantaite, D.; Zukauskiene, R. Optimism and Subjective Well-Being: Affectivity Plays a Secondary Role in the Relationship Between Optimism and Global Life Satisfaction in the Middle-Aged Women. Longitudinal and Cross-Cultural Findings.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 1- 16
Lightsey, O.R.; Gharghani, G.G.; Katz, A.M. Positive Automatic Cognitions Mediate the Relationship Between Personality and Trait Positive Affect.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, Vol.14, 115 - 134
Marshall, G.N.; Kusulas, J.; Wortman, C.B. Distinguishing Optimism From Pessimism: Relations to Fundamental Dimensions of Mood and Personality.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1992, Vol. 62, 1067 - 1074
Halama, P. Hope as a Mediator between Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction.
Studia Psychologica, 2010, Vol. 52, 309 - 314
Gavrilov-Jerković, V.; Jovanović, V.; Zuljević, D. When Less is More: A Short Version of the Personal Optimism Scale and the Self-Efficacy Optimism Scale.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 455 - 474
Cini, F.; Ellis, S.; Kruger, P.S. A Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations on Subjective Well-Being: The Experience of Overnight Visitors to a National Park.
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2013, Vol. 8, 45 - 61
Chang, E.C.; Sanna, L.J; Yang, K.M. Optimism, Pessimism, Affectivity, and Psychological Adjustment in US and Korea: a Test of a Mediation Model.
Personality and Individual Differences, 2002, Vol. 34, 1195 - 1208
Chipperfield, J.G. Incongruence between Health Perceptions and Health Problems: Implications for Survival among Seniors.
Journal of Aging and Health, 1993, Vol. 5, 475 - 496
Ben-Zur, H. Loneliness, Optimism, and Well-Being Among Married, Divorced, and Widowed Individuals.
The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 2012, Vol. 146, 23 - 36
Kapikiran, N.A. Positive and Negative Affectivity as Mediator and Moderator of the Relationship between Optimism and Life Satisfaction in Turkish University Students.
Social Indicators Research, 2012, Vol. 106, 333 - 345
Lee, J.Y.; Im, G.S. Self-enhancing Bias in Personality, Subjective Happiness, and Perception of Life-events: A Replication in a Korean Aged Sample.
Aging & Mental Health, 2007, Vol. 11, 57 - 60
Oberle, E.; Schonert-Reichl, K. A.; Zumbo, B.D. Life Satisfaction in Early Adolescence: Personal, Neighborhood, School, Family, and Peer Influences.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011, Vol. 40, 889 - 901
Piper, A.T. Zukunftsangst! Fear of (and Hope for) the Future and its Impact on Life Satisfaction.
MPRA Working Paper, 2014, No. 59557, 1 - 28, Flensburg, Germany
Rutledge, R.B.; Dayan, P.; Skandali, N. Dopaminergic Modulation of Decision Making and Subjective Well-Being.
The Journal of Neuroscience, 2015, Vol. 35, 9811 - 9822
Leung, B.W.; McBride, M.; Moneta, G.B. Think Positively and Feel Positively: Optimism and Life Satisfaction in Late Life.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2005, Vol. 61, 335 - 365
Yalcin, I Social Support and Optimism as Predictors of Life Satisfaction of College Students.
International Journal of Advancement of Counseling, 2011, Vol. 33, 79 - 87
Rollero, C.; Tartaglia, S. Preserving Life Satisfaction During the Economic Crisis. Which Factors can Help?
Psicologia Politica, 2009, Vol. 39, 75 - 87
DeJuan, R.; Mochon, D.; Rojas, E. Expectations and Happiness: Evidence from Spain.
Journal of Social Research & Policy, 2014, Vol. 5, 101 - 114
Alarcon, G. M.; Bowling, N.A.; Khazon, S. Great Expectations: A Meta-Analytic Examination of Optimism and Hope.
Personality and Individual Differences, 2013, Vol. 54, 821 - 827
Bailey, T. C.; Eng, W.; Frisch, M.B. Hope and Optimism as related to Life Satisfaction.
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2007, Vol. 2, 168 - 175
Gallagher, M.W.; Lopez, S.J. Positive Expectancies and Mental Health: Identifying the Unique Contributions of Hope and Optimism.
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2009, Vol. 4, 548 - 556
He, F.; Cao, R.; Peng, J. The Impacts of Dispositional Optimism and Psychological Resilience on the Subjective Well-Being of Burn Patients: A Structural Equation Modelling Analysis.
PLOS One, Open Access, 2013, Vol. 8, No. 82939, 1 - 6
Busseri, M.A.; Choma, B.L.; Sadava, S.W. "As good as it gets" or "The best is yet to come"? How Optimists and Pessimists view their Past, Present, and Anticipated Future Life Satisfaction.
Personality and Individual Differences, 2009, Vol. 47, 352 - 356
Busseri, M.A. How Dispositional Optimists and Pessimists evaluate their Past, Present and Anticipated Future Life Satisfaction: A Lifespan Approach.
European Journal of Personality, 2013, Vol. 27, 185 - 199
Lai, J.C.; Evans, P.D.; NG, S.H. Optimism, Positive affectivity, and Salivary Cortisol.
British Journal of Health Psychology, 2005, Vol. 10, 467 - 484
Jonker, C.S.; Koekemoer, E.; Nel, J.A. Exploring a Positive SWB Model in a Sample of University Students in South Africa.
Social Indicator Research, 2015, Vol. 121, 815 - 832
Denovan, A; MacasKill, A. Stress and subjective well-being among first year UK undergraduate students
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18, 505 - 525
Karademas, E.C. Positive and Negative Aspects of Well-Being: Common and Specific Predictors.
Personality and Individual Differences, 2007, 1 - 12
Held, B.S. The Tyranny of the Positive Attitude in America: Observation and Speculation.
Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2002, Vol. 58, 965 - 992
Xu, Y.; Li, M.; Yu, Y. Positive Affect Promotes Well-being and Alleviates Depression: The mediating Effect o Attentional Bias.
Psychiatry Research, 2015, Vol 228, 482- 487
Lauriola, M.; Iani, L. Personality, Positivity and Happiness: A Mediation Analysis Using a Bifactor Model
Journal of Happiness Studies , 2017, Vol 18, 1659-1682
Sachs, J. Validation of the Satisfaction with Life Scale in a Sample of Hong Kong University Students.
Psychologia, 2003, Vol. 46, 225 - 234
Archer, T.; Adolfsson, B.; Karlsson, E. Affective Personality as Cognitive-Emotional Presymptom ProfilesRregulatory for Self-Reported Health Predispositions.
Neurotoxicity Research, 2008, Vol. 14, 21-44.
Ariyabuddhipungs, V.; Li, J. Buddhist Good Karma of Giving, Optimism, and Happiness Among Thai Female Sex Workers.
Social Indicators Research, 2016, Vol. 127, 903 - 917.
Caprara, M.; Caprara, G.V.; Digiunta, L. Association of Positivity with Health Problems in Old Age: Preliminary Findings from Spanish Middle Class Seniors
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18, 1339 - 1358
Jibeen, T. Personality Traits and Subjective Well-Being: Moderating Role of Optimism in University Employees.
Social Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 118, 157 - 172
Ho, M.Y.; Cheung, F.M.; Cheung, S.F. The Role of Meaning in Life and Optimism in Promoting Well-Being
Personality and Individual Differences, 2010, Vol. 48, 658 - 663
Babinčák, P.; Bacova, V. Life Satisfaction, Beliefs and Relations to Oneself and Others in University Students.
Studia Psychologica, 2008, Vol. 50, 79 - 94
Margolis, R.; Lyubomirsky, S. Cognitive Outlooks and Well-Being.
NOBASCHOLAR, 2018, E. Diener, S. Oishi, & L. Tay (Eds.), Handbook of well-being, 1 - 18
Chang, E.C.; Sanna, L.J Optimism, Pessimism, and Positive and Negative Affectivity in Middle-Aged Adults: A Test of a Cognitive-Affective Model of Psychological Adjustment.
Psychology and Aging, 2001. Vol. 16, 524 - 531
Lai, L.C.H. Buddhism and Subjective Wellbeing: Do Self-Esteem, Optimism and Perceived Control Play a Role?
Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2015, Vol. 3, 1 - 7
Fiorelli, J.A. Pretend Play, Coping, And Subjective Well-Being in Children: A Follow-Up Study
MsC Thesis, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Psychology, 2011
Karademas, E.C. Self-Efficacy, Social Support and Well-Being. The Mediating Role of Optimism
Personality and Individual Differences, 2006, Vol. 40, 1281 - 1290
Cikrikci, O.; Erzen, E.; Yeniceri, L.A. Self-Esteem and Optimism as Mediators in the Relationship Between Test Anxiety and Life Satisfaction Among a School-Based Sample of Adolescents
Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018, Vol. , 1-20
Celik, C.B.; Odaci, H. The Relationship between Problematic Internet Use and Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions and Life Satisfaction in University Students
Children and Youth Services Review, 2013, Vol. 35, 505 - 508
Dunn, J.; Breitbart, W.; Ng, S.k. Health-Related Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction in Colorectal Cancer Survivors: Trajectories of Adjustment
BioMed Central, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2013, 1 - 8
Jung, J.Y.; Oh, K.S.; Oh, Y.H. Positive-Thinking and Life Satisfaction amongst Koreans
Yonsei Medical Journal, 2006, Vol. 48, 371 - 378
Piper, A.T. Optimism, Pessimism and Life Satisfaction: an Empirical Investigation
Working Paper, SOEP, 2019, Nr. 1027, German Socio-Economic Panel Study, Berlin, Germany
Rew, L.; Johnson, K.; Slesnick, N. Positive Attributes and Life Satisfaction in Homeless Youth
Children and Youth Services Review, 2019, Vol. 100, 1 - 8
Arampatzi, E.; Burger, M.; Stavropoulos, S.; Tay, L. The Role of Positive Expectations for Resilience to Adverse -Events: Subjective Well‑Being Before, During and After the Greek Bailout Referendum
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2019, Vol., 1-32
Bernardo, A.B.; Estrellado, A.F. Subjective Well-Being of Filipino Women who Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: A Person-Centered Analysis
International Journal Advice Counselling, 2017, Vol. 38, 360-376
Chong, J.; Broadbent, E.; Stott, N.S. Children’s Perceptions of Their Cerebral Palsy and Their Impact on Life Satisfaction
Disability and Rehabilitation, 2012, Vol. 34, 2053 - 2060
Greyling, T.; Fisher, B. Women's Optimism, The Gender Happiness Equalizer: A Case of South Africa
GLO Discussion Paper, 2020, No. 472, Global Labor Organization, Essen
Marrero Quevedo, R.J.; Carballeira, M.; Hernandez-Cabrera, J.A. Does Humor Mediate the Relationship Between Positive Personality and Well‑Being? The Moderating Role of Gender and Health
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2020, Vol. 21, 1117 - 1144
Baltacı, A.; Soykan, S.N.Y. Optimism, Happiness, Life Meaning and Life Satisfaction Levels of the Faculty of Divinity Students: A Multi-Sample Correlational Study
Spiritual Psychology and Counseling, 2020 Vol. 5, 167-184
Chang, E.C.; Liu, J.; Yi, S. Coping Behaviors as Predictors of Hedonic Well‑Being in Asian Indians: Does Being Optimistic Still Make a Difference?
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2020, Vol. 21, 289 - 304
Shinan-Altman, S.; Dror, M.; Levkovich, I. Are Daily Stressors Associated with Happiness in Old Age? The Contribution of Coping Resources
International Journal of Gerontology, 2020, Vol. 14, 293 - 297
Alessandri, G.; Deiana, G.; Tisak, J; Vecchione, M. The Utility of Positive Orientation in Predicting Job Performance and Organisational Citizenship behaviors
Applied Psychology, 2012, Vol. 61, 669 - 698
Tomlinson, R.M.; Keyfitz, L.; Lumley, M.N.; Rawana, J.S. Unique Contributions of Positive Schemas for Understanding Child and Adolescent Life Satisfaction and Happiness
Journal of Happiness Studies, 201, Vol. 18, 1255 - 1274
Sivis-Cetinkaya, R. Turkish College Students’ Subjective Wellbeing in Regard to Psychological Strengths and Demographic Variables: Implications for College Counseling
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 2012, Vol. 35, 317 - 330