By Bernhard Schmitz
This quantity examines the questions of what constitutes a superb existence and the way you can actually in achieving happiness and wellbeing and fitness, and analyses other ways within which humans can attempt for an excellent lifestyles. First, it offers an outline on very important suggestions in psychology which are with regards to dwelling an outstanding existence. Then, a brand new strategy is brought: the idea that of art-of-living as a holistic strategy to achieve happiness. Empirical experiences are pronounced concerning a questionnaire for measuring art-of-living, and the validity of the questionnaire is proven with appreciate to a variety of techniques. moreover, the amount presents effects from empirical reviews, exhibiting that, and the way, art-of-living and happiness will be superior. a number of intervention stories are defined intimately, that have been played with varied teams of matters, together with scholars, college scholars and staff. additionally, result of interviews are summarized, which have been held with those who were nominated as exemplary artists-of-living. the quantity concludes with an outline of art-of-living in autobiographies, and offers feedback for extra study with recognize to art-of-living.
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A pilot sample (N = 64) was asked to ﬁll out the questionnaire so that psychometric properties could be assessed. 4. 89. 92. The internal consistencies of the scales coping and shaping of living conditions were rather low at ﬁrst, that is why some items were removed or rephrased to improve internal consistencies. 2 29 Sample The sample was recruited on the basis of an online questionnaire. 4 (right column) summarizes the demographic characteristics of the sample. The participants were mainly of German nationality with only a few other nationalities.