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A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of LifeAltruism and Health: Theoretical Perspectives

A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life: Altruism and Health: Theoretical Perspectives [There is a growing body of research documenting a salutogenic effect of social interest behaviors. This chapter seeks to discuss the possible mechanisms of how altruistic behaviors influence health by drawing on response shift theory, social network theory, and the concept of the social environment. Empirical data will be described to illustrate these theoretical perspectives, and directions for future measurement and intervention research will be discussed.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of LifeAltruism and Health: Theoretical Perspectives

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 51)
Editors: Efklides, Anastasia; Moraitou, Despina
Springer Journals — Oct 9, 2012

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
ISBN
978-94-007-4962-7
Pages
107 –124
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4963-4_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[There is a growing body of research documenting a salutogenic effect of social interest behaviors. This chapter seeks to discuss the possible mechanisms of how altruistic behaviors influence health by drawing on response shift theory, social network theory, and the concept of the social environment. Empirical data will be described to illustrate these theoretical perspectives, and directions for future measurement and intervention research will be discussed.]

Published: Oct 9, 2012

Keywords: Prosocial Behavior; Religious Coping; Response Shift; Cognitive Reserve; Altruistic Behavior

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