BELIEFS ABOUT EMOTIONS: THE ROLE OF VALUING POSITIVE EMOTIONS IN PERSONAL WELL-BEING

  • Malathie Dissanayake South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Sri Lanka
  • Shanmukh Kamble Karnatak University, India
  • Appasaheb Patil Karnatak University, India
Keywords: beliefs about valuing positive emotions, positive affect, well-being

Abstract

Beliefs about emotions may affect individuals' emotional experiences and well-being. This research tested the assumption that specific beliefs about emotions, particularly beliefs about valuing positive emotions may be associated with individual happiness and satisfaction. 200 participants filled out a questionnaire examining beliefs about valuing positive emotions, affect, individual happiness and life satisfaction. Results revealed that beliefs about valuing positive emotions significantly predicted happiness and life satisfaction. Also, the link between belief about valuing positive emotions and individual happiness and the link between beliefs about valuing positive emotions and life satisfaction were partially explained by positive affect. These findings suggest the importance of examining individuals’ beliefs about valuing positive emotions and the experience of positive emotions together for individuals’ well-being.

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Published
2018-12-15
How to Cite
Dissanayake, M., Kamble, S., & Patil, A. (2018). BELIEFS ABOUT EMOTIONS: THE ROLE OF VALUING POSITIVE EMOTIONS IN PERSONAL WELL-BEING. Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sciences, 5(1), 14-21. https://doi.org/10.17501/2357268X.2018.5102