Effectiveness of Diary Intervention on Wellbeing and Motivation : Research Paper

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The 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. The competence is associated with the mastery levelof the individual; the autonomy refers to the sense of self-control, and the relatedness isassociated with the level of social interaction felt or experienced by the individual. Thepsychological state of the individual is generally determined by various factors, eitherinternal or external. The internal factors are associated with traits individual holds from thechildhood and the external factors are associated with the various positive or negativeexperiences that are faced by the individual. The paper is mostly oriented towards thepositive 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. As per Seligman,these factors showcase to what extent the individual is oriented towards well-being.However, 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.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. They eventually help the individual in having increased ability inhandling the difficult situations. The studies have found that if the individual is hugelyoriented towards the positive well-being, then it is likely that the individual will face situationof depression if such incident occurs suddenly. The inclusion of well-being improves theindividuals’ ability in the reduction of the negative states.
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