Happiness Vs Wellbeing

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2.2 Happiness Happiness is a mental or emotional state of wellbeing defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy ( Diener, 2000; Wallis, 2005). Ruchi and Ravindra (2014) defined happiness as a emotional or mental state of wellbeing characterized by pleasant as well as positive emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy where as White (2010) and Ryff (1995) emphasised happiness as a dimension of wellbeing. Religious thinkers and philosophers generally explains happiness in terms of flourshing and living a good life, rather than simply as an emotion. Happy people are healthy people. Happy people live longer and enjoy a greater quality of life. They function at a higher level, utilizing their personal…show more content…
Wellbeing refers to how people evaluate their lives. These evaluations may be in the form of cognitions or in the form of affect. The cognitive part is an information based appraisal of one’s life that is when a person gives conscious evaluative judgments about one’s satisfaction with life as a whole. Most people evaluate their life as either good or bad, so they are normally able to offer judgments. People invariably experience moods and emotions which have a positive effect or a negative effect. We can define psychological wellbeing in terms of internal experience of the respondent and their own perception of their lives. People have a level of subjective wellbeing even if they do not often consciously think about it, and the psychological system offers virtually a constant evaluation of what is happening…show more content…
These facets of wellbeing, have been found to have certain predictable consequenceslike self confidence, leadership, active engagement ans sociability. Hence in other words positive affect produce a state that appears to be similar to psychological empowerment. Psychological empowerment includes psychological feelings of competence, energy and the desire to act. It consists of both the actual ability to control one’s environment (external empowerment) and the feeling that one can do so (internal empowerment), which is influenced by psychological wellbeing (Deepa, 2005). Many research shows the wellbeing program has impact on empowerment of an individual, as these programs are enriched with seeks to empower participants through personal transformation that involves harmonising physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life and applying this to practical, day-to-day life (Austrailia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torrestrail Islander Health Research ). In order to be empowered, people need to possess the resource to reach their goals, and they also need to have the psychological mind set that they can and will reach the goals. Thus objectives resources, feelings of self efficay and positive emotions all work together to creat empowerment (Biswas et al.,

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