Flourishing Interventions 2.0: A Practical Guide to Student Development

  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van ZylEmail author
  • Marius W. Stander


This chapter presents a practical guide for the development of flourishing students. Flourishing is defined as a positive psychological state characterised by positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning and accomplishments with various positive work/life outcomes. Within an academic setting, recent research has alluded to the relationship between flourishing students and academic performance. Similarly, flourishing students were less likely to procrastinate, had higher levels of self-control, adopted a mastery-approach towards their goals and reported higher levels of academic performance. Further, flourishing students has a higher probability to experience fruitful and rewarding careers. Therefore, it is imperative to equip students with the necessary skills to enhance flourishing early in their academic careers. This chapter aims to present the theoretical implications of flourishing as well as to provide a practical approach towards developing flourishing students.


Flourishing interventions Student wellbeing Positive educational interventions Evidence-based interventions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Marius W. Stander
    • 1
  1. 1.Optentia Research Focus AreaNorth-West University (VTC)VanderbijlparkSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringEindhoven University of Technology EindhovenThe Netherlands

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