Journal article

Association Between Adolescent Eudaimonic Behaviours and Emotional Competence in Young Adulthood

WT Hallam, CA Olsson, M O'Connor, M Hawkins, JW Toumbourou, G Bowes, R McGee, A Sanson

JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2014

Abstract

The role of Aristotelian eudaimonic (moral) values in healthy psychosocial development is a rapidly growing area of enquiry that crosses the disciplines of philosophy and developmental psychology. The purpose of this study was to examine prospective relationships between adolescence eudaimonic values development and indicators of emotional competence and psychopathology in young adulthood. We tested two related hypotheses: (1) that eudaimonic behaviours in adolescence (indicated by activities aimed at benefiting other individuals, the community or society) would predict greater emotional competence in young adulthood (indicated by sense of responsibility, autonomy, planfulness and self-contr..

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