Eudaimonic well-being and perceived self-efficacy on creative problem solving in young age

Author/s Manuela Zambianchi
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/4
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 547-563 File size 205 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2018-004001
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Referring to models of young people’s positive development, the study analyzed the relationships between perceived self-efficacy on creative problem solving and eudaimonic well-being, defined as the actualizations of talents and potentials of the individual into the society (Ryff & Singer, 2008). 125 undergraduates coming from Rimini University Campus (m. age = 20.80; SD = 2.24) filled in the following questionnaires: PWB questionnaire on eudaimonic well-being (Ryff, 1989); questionnaire on the perceived efficacy on creative problem solving (Pastorelli et al., 2001). Results show that the presence of a high self-efficacy on creative problem solving constitutes a significant, positive predictor of eudaimonic well-being as global measure, as for the majority of its sub-components. Age on the contrary represents a negative predictor of eudaimonic well-being.

Keywords: Eudaimonic well-being, emerging adult, creativity, positive functioning.

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Manuela Zambianchi, Benessere eudaimonico ed autoefficacia percepita nel problem solving creativo in età giovanile in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 4/2018, pp 547-563, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2018-004001