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Running Head: DIARY INTERVENTIONS ON WELLBEING AND MOTIVATIONIntroduction (Research)Diary Interventions on Wellbeing and MotivationStudent Name:Student ID:Course Name:Course ID:Faculty Name:University Name:
DIARY INTERVENTIONS ON WELLBEING AND MOTIVATION1AbstractPositive psychology exercises are expected to help the individuals gain resilience andmotivation. Therefore, with this assumption, the current research will be conducted that willassess the effectiveness of Diary Intervention on Wellbeing and Motivation of theparticipants. There are various aspects concerning resilience and motivation that will beassessed such as self-determination, goal setting, social interaction, well-being and others.The study so far has helped understand that the positive psychology consists of positiveemotions, engagement, meaning, relationships, and achievements and not all of these areequally valued by each individual. As stated, the positive psychology exercises will a form ofintervention that will be conducted in stages with three assessments through questionnaireand one week positive event diary entry. The applicability, success, and longevity of thepositive event diary will be assessed in the third test conducted after two or three months ofthe second assessment.
DIARY INTERVENTIONS ON WELLBEING AND MOTIVATION2IntroductionThe paper is concerned with understanding the effectiveness of Diary Intervention onwellbeing and motivation. The research paper will be investigating the effect of the PositiveEvents on resilience and motivation, and whether this effect well-being. The positivepsychology is the ground for the study considering Self Determination Theory and GoalSetting. The self-determination calls for the inclusion of three important aspects, namely,competence, relatedness, and autonomy (Connell & Wellborn, 1991). The competence isassociated with the mastery level of the individual; the autonomy refers to the sense of self-control, and the relatedness is associated with the level of social interaction felt orexperienced by the individual. The psychological state of the individual is generallydetermined by various factors, either internal or external. The internal factors are associatedwith traits individual holds from the childhood and the external factors are associated with thevarious positive or negative experiences that are faced by the individual. The paper is mostlyoriented towards the positive psychology.Positive psychology refers to understanding the positive experiences and traits of theindividuals along with the establishments that are cultivating such aspects. The study in thepositive psychology has been the key in understanding the impact of various forms ofinterventions that are guided towards the improvements of positive aspects in the individuals.The positive psychology is oriented towards providing the users with the ways that can helpincrease the individual wellbeing and functioning. The theory proposed by Seligman statesthat there are five aspects for the individual to achieve to well-being and they are havingpositive emotions, engagement, meaning, relationships, and achievements (Sarrazin et al,2001). As per Seligman, these factors showcase to what extent the individual is orientedtowards well-being.
DIARY INTERVENTIONS ON WELLBEING AND MOTIVATION3However, it has been also suggested that not all these factors are equally valued by everyindividual and every individual has different orientation towards these values. Moreover, ithas been stated that the individual value each of the aspects differently. The individualpursuing meaning in their life is likely to rely on either building better relationship withothers or they are likely to focus on focusing on achievements in their life. Therefore, it hasbeen asserted by researchers that not every individual pursue all the aspects equally. Some ofthe studies concerning the positive psychology have found that the factors discussed above,on one hand where it focuses on the psychological well-being of the individual, on the otherhand it also help improve the tangible benefits (Mongrain et al, 2012).The experiments or observations associated with the positive psychology has come to thefinding that the individual aspects mentioned above improve the tangible benefits such as theimproved relationship in the society, reduction in the level of mortality and effectivemanagement of the stress in the individual. If the individual is oriented towards the positivepsychology and emotions that are positively boosted then it is likely that the individual willhave more meaningful life (Schuller, 2010). They eventually help the individual in havingincreased ability in handling the difficult situations. The studies have found that if theindividual is hugely oriented towards the positive well-being, then it is likely that theindividual will face situation of depression if such incident occurs suddenly. The inclusion ofwell-being improves the individuals’ ability in the reduction of the negative states.The lack of motivation and determination not only impact the lifestyle of the individuals, butit also leads to the diseases that are generated due to the bad lifestyle situations (Teixeira etal, 2012). The study has found that the death from the cardiovascular disease – which is theusual resultant of the bad lifestyles – takes toll to around 23% of the patient in the Europeancountry alone. The lifestyle of the individual impacts the way disease grows in the individual.
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