Aim Literature documents that the judgments people hold about themselves, their life, and their future are important ingredients of their psychological functioning and well-being, and are commonly related to each other. Methods We used confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) under the classical test theory, regression analysis, and a cross national design. Results This study provides new findings attesting to the hypothesis that evaluations about oneself, one's life, and one's future rest on a common mode of viewing experiences which we named "Positive Orientation". Conclusions Results from an Italian and a Canadian study are presented, attesting to a latent dimension that lies at the core of positive evaluations and that corroborates the utility of the new construct as a critical component of individuals' well-functioning.
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|Titolo:||Positive orientation: explorations on what is common to life satisfaction, self-esteem, and optimism|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Citazione:||Positive orientation: explorations on what is common to life satisfaction, self-esteem, and optimism / Caprara, Gian Vittorio; Patrizia, Steca; Alessandri, Guido; John R., Abela; Chad M., Mcwhinnie. - In: EPIDEMIOLOGIA E PSICHIATRIA SOCIALE. - ISSN 1121-189X. - 19:1(2010), pp. 63-71.|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|