Articles by Keyword: Happiness

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  1. In Pursuit of Happiness: How Some Young South African Children Construct Happiness

    In Pursuit of Happiness: How Some Young South African Children Construct Happiness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The purpose of the study was to explore the ways in which young South African children construct the notion of happiness. The small-scale study was conducted with children (n=42) in middle childhood between the ages of 6 and 13 years...
  2. Psychofortology of Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment

    Psychofortology of Women Undergoing Infertility Treatment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the coping and subjective well-being of women undergoing infertility treatment. Participants were 61 South African women attending a fertility clinic was selected by means of non- probability purposive sampling (mean age = 34.5). Data were gathered by...
  3. Beyond Smiling: The Evaluation of a Positive Psychological Intervention Aimed at Student Happiness

    Beyond Smiling: The Evaluation of a Positive Psychological Intervention Aimed at Student Happiness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a positive psychological intervention (PPI) aimed at increasing happiness of students in a tertiary educational institution. A convenience sample (n = 20) was drawn from the entire population of academic...
  4. Does thinking about the meaning of life make you happy in a religious and globalised world? A 75-nation study

    Does thinking about the meaning of life make you happy in a religious and globalised world? A 75-nation study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper reports on a multilevel study of 75 nations, which tests two hypotheses that arose from considering Tolstoy's experience of thinking about the meaning and purpose of life. The globalisation-as-exacerbator hypothesis predicts that as globalisation increases, the relationship between...
  5. <em>Felicitas Publica</em> and community well-being: nourishing relational goods through dialogic conversations between deprived and privileged populations

    <em>Felicitas Publica</em> and community well-being: nourishing relational goods through dialogic conversations between deprived and privileged populations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article discusses the theoretical justifications, presumed relevance and value of using community interventions designed to be appreciative and strengths based, participatory and conversational, context sensitive and value driven, to promote well-being actions and coordinated meaning between privileged persons and...
  6. Positive work experiences and life satisfaction: the moderating role of gender

    Positive work experiences and life satisfaction: the moderating role of gender

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the effects of work engagement and psychological meaningfulness on life satisfaction taking into account the moderating effect of gender. A cross-sectional research design was used to capture data on satisfaction with life, work engagement and psychological meaningfulness...
  7. Towards happiness interventions: construct clarification and intervention methodologies

    Towards happiness interventions: construct clarification and intervention methodologies

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to investigate the main streams of research on happiness, the approaches/models flowing from these philosophies and the methodology of happiness interventions. A systematic review was performed outlining the authors, the purpose of the research,...
  8. Meaning, happiness and psychological distress: correlates and qualitative reflections

    Meaning, happiness and psychological distress: correlates and qualitative reflections

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated the concepts of meaning and happiness within an African context. Two hundred and forty-one participants (Mean age = 20.52 years, SD = 1.73, female = 57.67%) completed surveys on meaning, happiness and psychological distress. A subgroup of...
  9. Black Jack: Do company benefits and feelings have an impact on my happiness?

    Black Jack: Do company benefits and feelings have an impact on my happiness?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to determine whether casino employees’ benefits and their feelings about the company influence their experienced happiness. A total of 1 502 casino employees were surveyed (females = 57%; males = 43%). They completed a...
  10. Happiness and life satisfaction in Rwanda

    Happiness and life satisfaction in Rwanda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated predictors of happiness and life satisfaction in Rwanda. Data from the World Values Survey and gathered from 3 030 Rwandese (age ranging 16 to 90 years, mean age = 34.2, SD = 12.7; females = 50.5%) were...