Savoring, Life Satisfaction & Happiness

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Does Amplifying Savoring and Life Satisfaction Lead to Happiness? Name: xxxxxx Course: xxxx Institution: xxx Abstract In this paper, we focus on some of the ideas that a new field of psychology known as “positive psychology” is looking into, how amplifying savoring and life satisfaction can improve people’s overall happiness. Bryant and Veroff (2007) found that savoring is a process where people are aware of pleasure and appreciate the positive experience in their life, which increases happiness. We looked at ta total of 290 university students who completed questionnaires about their ways of savoring, life satisfaction and subjective happiness. Results show that amplifying savoring, life satisfaction and happiness were…show more content…
We hypothesize the following, based on the findings of earlier studies and theory from Bryant and Veroff (2007) that: Hypothesis 1: Amplifying savoring and life satisfaction leads to greater happiness. Hypothesis 2: The relation between life satisfaction and happiness is partially mediated by amplifying savoring. Hypothesis 3: Amplifying savoring will lead to an increase in positive life events intensity and life satisfaction will lead to a negative effect on depression, as they are inversely related. Method Participants The participants were 293 university students doing a 200 level Psychology paper. 290 students (99%) completed the non experimental—survey questions properly and 3 students (1%) did not. The 3 students who did not complete the survey questions were dropped out of the experiment. Out of the 290 students in the experiment, 77 were males (27%) and 213 were females (73%). Participant’s age ranged from 17 years and above. Out of the 290 participants, 27 were aged 17—18years (9%), 189 ages 19—20years (65%), 39 aged 21—23 years (13%) and 35 aged 24 years and above (12%). Materials Participants were given a questionnaire consisting of a set of demographic questions and series of questionnaires on SurveyMonkey, an online survey software and questionnaire tool. Demographic section comprised of general questions regarding participant’s age, gender, living situation, family unit description, relationship status and the duration
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