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Can We Increase Psychological Well-being? The Effects of Interventions on Psychological Well-Being: A Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials

There is a rapidly growing interest in psychological well-being (PWB) as outcome of interventions. Ryff developed theory-based indicators of PWB that are consistent with a eudaimonic perspective of happiness. Numerous interventions have been developed with the aim to increase PWB. However, the effects on PWB measured as coherent outcome have not been examined across studies yet. This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions aims to answer the question whether it is possible to enhance PWB.

Author & Year Published : Laura A. Weiss, Gerben J. Westerhof, & Ernst T. Bohlmeijer (21/06/2016)

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