Psychological well-being, or me and my life
Psychological well-being is defined in a variety of ways, however, it can be agreed that this term refers to individually perceived happiness and satisfaction with life. It has been found out that knowing psychological well-being helps to better understand individuals and whole societies. This is why in the last thirty years well-being has become one of the hottest research areas both in psychology and in other social sciences.
In our research we also focused on subjective well-being understood as:
- assessment of experienced positive and negative emotions (happiness);
- as well as assessment of the degree of satisfaction with one’s own life (satisfaction with life).
Likewise, in our research we pay particular attention to the health-related quality of life.
We refer to the so-called biopsychosocial model of health, defining health as a state of physical, psychological and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or disability.
The health-related quality of life indicates how much – despite the disease –a given person perceives himself or herself in everyday life as high functioning and free from physical, mental and social constraints. Therefore, monitoring quality of life in chronic diseases provides a valuable complement to traditional medical diagnosis.
Thanks to our research you can find out what is potentially important for the well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS.
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