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Student Skills for Happiness and Wellbeing

  • Toni NobleEmail author
  • Helen McGrath
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)

Abstract

This chapter outlines the key student skills and understandings for happiness and wellbeing at school and in their future, followed by a research-based definition of student wellbeing. The difference between student wellbeing and student welfare is clarified and then evidence-based guidelines are provided to help practitioners select effective student wellbeing programs. The chapter concludes by introducing PROSPER as an organising framework for the components of wellbeing that underpin positive psychological research and can be applied in positive education. The PROSPER components are Positivity, Relationships, Outcomes, Strengths, Purpose, Engagement and Resilience.

Keywords

Student wellbeing Positive psychology Positive education Social-emotional learning programs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Positive Psychology and EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityStrathfieldAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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