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ERIC Number: EJ833054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Orientations to Happiness and Subjective Well-Being among Chinese Prospective and In-Service Teachers in Hong Kong
Chan, David W.
Educational Psychology, v29 n2 p139-151 Mar 2009
This study investigated three orientations to happiness and their relationships with subjective well-being in a sample of 228 Chinese prospective and in-service teachers in Hong Kong. Confirmatory item factor analyses supported a three-dimensional model that included constructs represented by a life of meaning, a life of pleasure, and a life of engagement. These three orientations, especially the meaningful life and the engaged life were found to predict life satisfaction and positive emotions as two components of subjective well-being. Implications of the findings on the relationships between orientations and subjective well-being for helping teachers to promote a more satisfying life to combat against teacher burnout are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong