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dc.contributor.supervisor Mackenzie, Corey (Psychology) en
dc.contributor.author Karaoylas, Eric Charilaos
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-17T20:40:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-17T20:40:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-17T20:40:11Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4354
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to better understand age differences in well-being using Ryan, Huta, and Deci’s (2008) theory. According to this theory, four constructs are responsible for living a full and deeply satisfying life (i.e., eudaimonia) and experiencing pleasure and an absence of psychological pain (i.e., subjective well-being): (1) pursuing intrinsic goals and values, (2) behaving in autonomous ways, (3) living mindfully, and (4) behaving to satisfy the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness. Results indicate that aging was positively associated with the pursuit of intrinsic goals and values, autonomous behaviour, mindfulness, and mental health. Although age had a positive effect on the basic psychological need for autonomy, it had no effect on relatedness, and a negative effect on competence. The mixed influence of age on basic psychological needs may explain why older adults experienced greater levels of hedonic well-being but lower levels of eudaimonic well-being. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Aging en
dc.subject Well-being en
dc.title Changes in well-being across the lifespan: a cross-sectional survey of young, middle-age, and older adults en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Johnson, Ed (Psychology) Menec, Verena (Community Health Sciences) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note February 2011 en


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