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Silné stránky charakteru v kontextu strategií zvládání života

Title in English Character strengths in the context of life-management strategies


Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Sborník příspěvků z 1. konference pozitivní psychologie v ČR CPPC 2012
Keywords character strengths; selection; optimization; compensation
Description In our study we came out of the assumption that life-management strategies (selection, optimization and compensation) significantly contribute to the human strengths. The aim was to determine to what extent these strategies explain the strengths (e.g., hope, gratitude, curiosity) even when we include personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism). We obtained data from 83 participants of Brno Longitudinal Study (BLS; 48 women, 47-50 years old). We used the following methods: SOC Questionnaire (SOC), Eysenck Personality Inventory (EOD), Gratitude Questionnaire (GQ-6), Adult Hope Scale, Grit and Ambition Scale, Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI II) and Strengths Use and Current Knowledge Scale (SUCK). Regression analysis showed that the life-management strategies (especially optimization) were significant predictors of all investigated human strengths. Even after inclusion of extraversion and neuroticism explain these strategies significantly more variability, concretely in hope, curiosity and grit. It seems that human strengths are connected not only with personality variables, but also with self-regulatory characteristics.

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