Association Between Adolescent Eudaimonic Behaviors And Emotional Competence

753 Words Nov 1st, 2015 4 Pages
The Journal article reviewed this week is located in the Journal of Happiness Studies with the title, “Association between Adolescent Eudaimonic Behaviors and Emotional Competence in Young Adulthood. In this study eudaimonic is used synonymous with moral values. The purpose of this study was to evaluate two hypotheses, “1) The eudaimonic behavior in late adolescence (19-20 years old) would predict greater emotional competence in young adulthood (23-24 years old); and 2) that emotional competence in young adulthood (23-24 years old) would reduce risk for anxious-depressive symptoms at the same age after controlling for prior emotional distress in adolescence” (Hallam et al, 2013, para. 1). This study involves the premise that the good life involves moral activities such as kindness, fairness, courage, openness and generosity. The 991 participants (384 males and 607 females) in this study were from Australia. They were selected from Welfare Centres during a specified two week period. The Centres were located in 67 of a total of 78 Victorian local Government areas, urban and rural, providing a representative sample of the Victorian population. All participants have been involved in a longitudinal study from infancy to adulthood starting from 1983. This longitudinal study involved the participants to fill out questionnaires in late adolescence and early adulthood. The missing data ranged from 0 to 24.6%, and was imputed using full information maximum likelihood (FIML).…

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