Reach for the moon, and fall amongst the stars: increasing quality of life in an adult community sample

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dc.contributor Allen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributor Scogin, Forrest Ray
dc.contributor Black, Sheila R.
dc.contributor Shaw, Avani
dc.contributor Crowther, Martha R.
dc.contributor Gunn, Heather
dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributor.advisor Scogin, Forrest Ray Mieskowski, Lisa Marie 2019-02-12T14:31:13Z 2019-02-12T14:31:13Z 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003172
dc.identifier.other Mieskowski_alatus_0004D_13621
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The feasibility and utility of a self-administered treatment (workbook composed of Quality of Life Therapy activities, aimed at improving participants’ subjective quality of life (QoL), was investigated through a mixed (qualitative and quantitative) design. The results indicated the immediate treatment group did not improve immediately following their completion of the workbook, relative to a delayed treatment group; however, improvements to subjective QoL and negative mood were observed after a five- to six-week maintenance period. Further testing is warranted in order to verify whether these benefits were associated with engagement with the workbook. Qualitative results suggested most individuals found the workbook beneficial, but suggestions for improvement were noted. Given the cost-effectiveness and accessibility offered by self-administered treatments, further testing and project development is warranted in order to evaluate the empirical utility of this minimal therapist guidance, self-administered treatment aimed at improving the subjective well-being of individuals with average and lower subjective QoL on the Quality of Life Inventory. There is support for both positive psychology interventions in well-being and self-administered treatments; however, given the results of the current study, further orientation to the concept of subjective QoL may be necessary to facilitate adequate recruitment and foster potential benefits from workbook completion.
dc.format.extent 113 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.title Reach for the moon, and fall amongst the stars: increasing quality of life in an adult community sample
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Department of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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