Happiness Is Everything , or Is It ? Explorations on the Meaning of Psychological Well-Being

@inproceedings{Ryff2004HappinessIE,
  title={Happiness Is Everything , or Is It ? Explorations on the Meaning of Psychological Well-Being},
  author={Carol D. Ryff},
  year={2004}
}
Reigning measures of psychological well-being have little theoretical grounding, despite an extensive literature on the contours of positive functioning. Aspects of well-being derived from this literature (i.e., self-acceptance, positive relations with others, autonomy, environmental mastery, purpose in life, and personal growth) were operationalized. Three hundred and twenty-one men and women, divided among young, middle-aged, and older adults, rated themselves on these measures along with six… CONTINUE READING