Strengths use as a secret of happiness: Another dimension of visually impaired individuals’ psychological state

Shinichiro Matsuguma, Motoko Kawashima, Kazuno Negishi, Fumiya Sano, Masaru Mimura, Kazuo Tsubota

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Abstract

It is well recognized that visual impairments (VI) worsen individuals’ mental condition. However, little is known about the positive aspects including subjective happiness, positive emotions, and strengths. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the positive aspects of persons with VI including their subjective happiness, positive emotions, and strengths use. Positive aspects of persons with VI were measured using the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS), the Scale of Positive and Negative Experience-Balance (SPANE-B), and the Strengths Use Scale (SUS). A cross-sectional analysis was utilized to examine personal information in a Tokyo sample (N = 44). We used a simple regression analysis and found significant relationships between the SHS or SPANE-B and SUS; on the contrary, VI-related variables were not correlated with them. A multiple regression analysis confirmed that SUS was a significant factor associated with both the SHS and SPANE-B. Strengths use might be a possible protective factor from the negative effects of VI.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0192323
JournalPLoS One
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

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Happiness
Vision Disorders
emotions
Regression analysis
regression analysis
Psychology
cross-sectional studies
Emotions
Regression Analysis
Tokyo
sampling
Cross-Sectional Studies

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Strengths use as a secret of happiness : Another dimension of visually impaired individuals’ psychological state. / Matsuguma, Shinichiro; Kawashima, Motoko; Negishi, Kazuno; Sano, Fumiya; Mimura, Masaru; Tsubota, Kazuo.

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