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Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue: The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives


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  • Veronika Huta


  • Richard Ryan
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 735-762

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:11:y:2010:i:6:p:735-762

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    Keywords: Pleasure; Hedonism; Eudaimonia; Virtue; Well-being; Elevation;


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    1. Christopher Peterson & Nansook Park & Martin Seligman, 2005. "Orientations to happiness and life satisfaction: the full life versus the empty life," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 6(1), pages 25-41, 03.
    2. Terence Bostic & Doris McGartland Rubio & Mark Hood, 2000. "A Validation of the Subjective Vitality Scale Using Structural Equation Modeling," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 52(3), pages 313-324, December.
    3. Richard M. Ryan & Veronika Huta & Edward Deci, 2008. "Living well: a self-determination theory perspective on eudaimonia," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 139-170, January.
    4. Joar Vittersø, 2003. "Flow Versus Life Satisfaction: A Projective Use of Cartoons to Illustrate the Difference Between the Evaluation Approach and the Intrinsic Motivation Approach to Subjective Quality of Life," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 4(2), pages 141-167, June.
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    1. Tina Kavčič & Andreja Avsec, 2014. "Happiness and Pathways to Reach It: Dimension-Centred Versus Person-Centred Approach," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 118(1), pages 141-156, August.
    2. Yew-Kwang Ng, 2011. "Happiness Is Absolute, Universal, Ultimate, Unidimensional, Cardinally Measurable and Interpersonally Comparable: A Basis for the Environmentally Responsible Happy Nation Index," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 16-11, Monash University, Department of Economics.
    3. Yasmine Fayad & Shahe Kazarian, 2013. "Subjective Vitality of Lebanese Adults in Lebanon: Validation of the Arabic Version of the Subjective Vitality Scale," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 114(2), pages 465-478, November.
    4. Ethan McMahan & Kevin Dixon & Lindsey King, 2013. "Evidence of Associations Between Lay Conceptions of Well-Being, Conception-Congruent Behavior, and Experienced Well-Being," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 655-671, April.
    5. Luke Henderson & Tess Knight & Ben Richardson, 2014. "The Hedonic and Eudaimonic Validity of the Orientations to Happiness Scale," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 115(3), pages 1087-1099, February.
    6. Ed Diener & Frank Fujita & Louis Tay & Robert Biswas-Diener, 2012. "Purpose, Mood, and Pleasure in Predicting Satisfaction Judgments," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 105(3), pages 333-341, February.
    7. Francisco Simões & Madalena Alarcão, 2014. "Promoting Well-Being in School-Based Mentoring Through Basic Psychological Needs Support: Does It Really Count?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 407-424, April.
    8. Alfonso Urzúa & Claudia Miranda-Castillo & Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar & Franco Mascayano, 2013. "Do Cultural Values Affect Quality of Life Evaluation?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 114(3), pages 1295-1313, December.
    9. Louis Tay & David Chan & Ed Diener, 2014. "The Metrics of Societal Happiness," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 117(2), pages 577-600, June.
    10. Veronika Huta, 2012. "Linking Peoples’ Pursuit of Eudaimonia and Hedonia with Characteristics of their Parents: Parenting Styles, Verbally Endorsed Values, and Role Modeling," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 47-61, March.


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