Fixing the strength is complimentary to remedying weakness, which have been the traditional psychological model. Positive education is one of the main research interest within the positive psychology which studies about the consequences of positive conditions and individual strengths in educational settings. John Dewey advocated positive schooling through the idea of constructivism, which emphasizes the individual’s ability to construct learned information according to their own idiosyncratic capabilities and views. Montessori system emphasized the importance of creativity on learning where children are provided with hands on materials through which they can express themselves through learning. Elizabeth Hurlock studied the effectiveness praise in the classroom and found that praise was effective in children regardless of age, ability and gender.
In my opinion, meaningful happiness and gratitude emerge after one finds his/her meaning of life, instead of the other way round. Conclusion To sum up, positive psychologists, believing that the movement is not fundamentally flawed, suggest that there is objective human nature as well as individual nature. This implies that communication can be fostered and quantitative research strategies should be used. Also, they propose that discrete emotions can be attributed into positive and negative valence, while positive valence is beneficial to one’s own well-being. They also think that this movement is sound for its purpose of promoting a better well-being to all people in the world, leading them to a utopia.
Colbert, Bono, and Purvanova (2016) demonstrated that positive work relationships serve a more complex set of functions than previously recognized. In addition to the traditional functions of task assistance, work relationships promote personal growth, career advancement, emotional support, a source of friendship, and an opportunity to give to others. Relationships promote perceptions of meaningful work, has potential to increase job satisfaction, create positive emotions at work, and support life satisfaction: they support employees flourishing in ways that benefit both organizations and individuals. According Reich and Hershcovis (2014) interpersonal relationships in the workplace are an inescapable reality for all those working in an organization.
In other words, excellent health is a synonym of living happier with less negativity that causes depression or anxiety. Bauer (2015) states that positive thoughts play a vital role in lessening the destructive physical impacts, such as strengthen immunity from the common cold, diminish cholesterol, and decreasing death from cardiovascular disease. To illustrate, scientists found the link between positivity and immunity that boost human body in fighting diseases. Robinson (2015) writes in her article,”13 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System,“ that Positive thoughts can sustain people’s immune system. For example, research from law students found that people who are optimistic have a stronger immune system when they are feeling more positive.
People think positive way on themselves due to optimism. It is both motivated and motivating. It is an assigned style which is explained in two ways: the one personal, permanent and spread throughout is recognised as positive events and the other external, temporary and at specified situation is recognised as negative events. There is no need that person should be always optimistic and it is of two types., pessimist and optimist. Optimism can be measured in terms of trust and validity thus, meeting the POB inclusion criteria.
Because of positive relationship of rewards and performance there will be an increase in the job satisfaction of workers as well. Job satisfaction also leads to success and feelings of achievement during the job. Organizations now a days strive for to determining the reasonable balance between employee commitment and job performance of the organization. The reward and recognition programs are considered to be the most important factor in keeping employees’ self-esteem high and
But Spector (1997) argues that most research on the personality-job satisfaction relationship has not given a theoretical explanation when they insist that the correlation exists. Martinez-Ponz (1990) found that intrinsic rewards were more effective in increasing job satisfaction and commitment than providing the employee with financial incentives. Tatsapaugh (1994) identified that lack of opportunity for advancement on the job is a factor which tempts an employee to quit the job. Studies showed that opportunity for advancement does not increase job satisfaction but some findings suggest that poor opportunity for advancement is related to job dissatisfaction (Levinson, Fetchkan and Hohenshil, 1988). Interesting work, open communications, and opportunities for advancement where marked as the top priorities in a study conducted by Cappelli (2000)
It is also concerned with improving one’s happiness and general well-being (Hays, 2012). This allows one to live the greatest life they can. The activities I took part in where centred around these areas (Hays, 2012). Positive psychology rests on the assumption that individuals want to live a life that is meaningful and wish to feel fulfilled. They want to shape themselves in the best image possible and want to illuminate the wonders of love, work and play experienced on a daily basis.
1.1 Frederick Herzberg’s Motivation Theory (Hygiene and Motivator) Herzberg’s et al. (1959) emphasized two different lists of factors. One set of factors produced happy feelings/emotions or a good attitude with the employees, these factors were task-related. The other group was mainly exist when feelings/emotions of unhappiness or bad attitude were seen and clear. Herzberg’s claimed that it were not directly connected to the job itself, but to the situations that surrounded doing that work.
After conducting the exercise with my partner and accumulating his feedback, I also shared my insight with him. Although we differ in many areas, there are also some similarities that if well stipulated, can become beneficial to both of us. When my partner told me that positive attitude was being honest and straightforward in whatever one is doing, although I agreed that honesty and straightforwardness is vital in whatever we are doing, I had to add that positivity should include friendly emotion and socially accepted or admired behavior portray around your surroundings. In addition, I made my partner to agree with me that honesty and straightforwardness alone will not create a conducive environment for people to feel relax and excited while carrying out their task. Therefore, developing cheerful emotion will serve as a motivating factor while leading.