Positive events and quality of life

Alex J. Zautra, John W. Reich

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Abstract

Research evidence that might either support or deny the substantive contribution of positive life experiences on health and well-being would be of great value. Regrettably clinical research has been concerned primarily with the disruption in well-being and adjustment associated with stressful or otherwise aversive events. While positive events and their effects have not been ignored altogether, investigators traditionally have given them short shrift in developing and testing models of mental health and psychopathology. This paper evaluates some of these beginning efforts at testing the positive events on psychological functioning, and suggests some new directions for future work in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-361
Number of pages7
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Volume4
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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Positive events and quality of life. / Zautra, Alex J.; Reich, John W.

In: Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 4, No. 3-4, 1981, p. 355-361.

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Zautra, Alex J. ; Reich, John W. / Positive events and quality of life. In: Evaluation and Program Planning. 1981 ; Vol. 4, No. 3-4. pp. 355-361.
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