Strengths Gym: The impact of a character strengths-based intervention on the life satisfaction and well-being of adolescents
Proctor, Carmel, Tsukayama, Eli, Wood, Alex M., Eades, Jennifer Fox, Linley, P. Alex and Maltby, John. (2011) Strengths Gym: The impact of a character strengths-based intervention on the life satisfaction and well-being of adolescents. Journal of Positive Psychology , Vol.6 (No.5). pp. 377-388. ISSN 1743-9760Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2011.594079
This preliminary research study examined the impact of Strengths Gym, a character strengths-based positive psychological intervention program, on adolescent life satisfaction. Using a quasi-experimental treatment-control condition design, the study compared student outcomes for life satisfaction, positive and negative affect, and self-esteem for 319 adolescent students aged 12-14 (M = 12.98): 218 adolescent students who participated in character strengths-based exercises in the school curriculum, and 101 adolescent students who did not participate in character strengths-based exercises in the school curriculum. Results revealed that adolescents who participated in character strengths-based exercises experienced significantly increased life satisfaction compared to adolescents who did not participate in character strengths-based exercises. Overall, results provide encouraging preliminary support for the application of character strengths-based exercises in the school curriculum as a means of increasing life satisfaction and well-being among youths.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Positive Psychology|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 377-388|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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