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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 3/2020

12-12-2019 | ORIGINAL PAPER

A Brief Scale to Measure Caring for Bliss: Conceptualization, Initial Development, and Validation

Auteurs: Myriam Rudaz, Thomas Ledermann, Ross W. May, Frank D. Fincham

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 3/2020

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Abstract

Objectives

This article describes the concept of caring for bliss and provides initial data on the development and validation of the Caring for Bliss Scale (CBS). Caring for bliss is defined as the cultivation of inner joy or genuine happiness based on a peaceful state of mind and a compassionate heart. It entails practices designed to generate feelings of happiness in the here and now, search for lasting happiness inside oneself, appreciate what one has, and follow the deepest desires of one’s heart.

Methods

Data from two studies (n = 205 and n = 692) of young adults were used.

Results

Confirmatory factor analysis showed evidence for a unidimensional factor structure of the CBS. In addition, hierarchical regression analysis revealed that caring for bliss accounted for unique variance in aspects of subjective and psychological well-being, above and beyond mindfulness and self-compassion.

Conclusions

Caring for bliss is a new concept that can be reliably measured by four items, which explain unique variance in people’s well-being.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Brief Scale to Measure Caring for Bliss: Conceptualization, Initial Development, and Validation
Auteurs
Myriam Rudaz
Thomas Ledermann
Ross W. May
Frank D. Fincham
Publicatiedatum
12-12-2019
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 3/2020
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01267-8

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