Individual Pathways to Life Satisfaction: The Significance of Traits and Motives

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dc.contributor.authorHofer, Jan
dc.contributor.authorBusch, Holger
dc.contributor.authorKiessling, Florian
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:02:42Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:02:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.issn13894978
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/5560-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationship between life satisfaction and specific facets of psychological well-being (positive relations with others and environmental mastery) by considering the moderating effect of significant components of personality, i.e., traits, values, and implicit motives. Constructs were assessed by the Satisfaction With Life Scale, the Scales of Psychological Well-Being (two subscales), the NEO Five-Factor Inventory, the Schwartz Value Survey (two value types), and a picture-story test (implicit motives for achievement and affiliation-intimacy). Analyses revealed that values, implicit motives, and personality traits moderated the relationship between both types of well-being measures. Findings indicate that personality components reflecting significant strivings and needs play a crucial role in seeking well-being by assigning meaning to given life domains.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSPRINGER
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES
dc.subjectCONCEPTIONS
dc.subjectCONGRUENCE
dc.subjectEVENTS
dc.subjectFACILITATION
dc.subjectHAPPINESS
dc.subjectIMPLICIT MOTIVES
dc.subjectLife satisfaction
dc.subjectMOTIVATION
dc.subjectPERSONALITY
dc.subjectPsychological well-being
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subjectSocial Sciences - Other Topics
dc.subjectSocial Sciences, Interdisciplinary
dc.subjectTraits
dc.subjectVALUES
dc.subjectWELL
dc.titleIndividual Pathways to Life Satisfaction: The Significance of Traits and Motives
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10902-007-9086-x
dc.identifier.isiISI:000260377800003
dc.description.volume9
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.startpage503
dc.description.endpage520
dc.identifier.eissn15737780
dc.publisher.placeVAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ. Happiness Stud.
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