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The Happiness Hypothesis. Effectance: It is the basic drive to make things happen Basic need for competence, industry or mastery Need to drive to develop.

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1 The Happiness Hypothesis

2 Effectance: It is the basic drive to make things happen Basic need for competence, industry or mastery Need to drive to develop competence through interacting with and controlling ones environment

3 How does this relate to job satisfaction?

4 Wisdom Courage Humanity Justice Temperance Transcendence

5 Wisdom Curiosity, love of learning, judgment, ingenuity, emotional intelligence, perspective Courage Valour, perseverance, integrity Humanity Kindness, loving Justice Citizenship, fairness, leadership Temperance Self-control, prudence, humility Transcendence Appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, spirituality, forgiveness, humour, zest

6 Alignment: Doing good = high quality work producing something of use Doing well = achieving wealth and professional advancement

7 Further Readings: Website: Buckingham, M., & Clifton, D. O. (2001). Now, discover your strengths. Free Press. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2004). Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning. Penguin Gardner, H., Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Damon, W. (2001). Good work: When excellence and ethics meet. Basic Books. Haidt, J., (2006), The Happiness Hypothesis. Heinemann Seligman, M.E.P. (2002). Authentic Happiness. Free Press. Also, The Values In Action organisation, which created the Signature Strengths Survey, maintains a website that reports research finishing obtained using the survey


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