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Flourishing, Languishing, and Depressed Postdoctoral Fellows: Differences in Stress, Anxi
Christian T. Gloria and Mary A. Steinhardt
Hawaii Pacific University, The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Health Sciences, Hawaii Pacific University : Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin
Based on the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, researchers discovered tipping points predicting whether individuals were flourishing, languishing, or depressed in life. These tipping points were based on a positivity ratio, calculated as the proportion of one’s experienced positive and negative emotions. Individuals who were flourishing reported positivity ratios greater than 2.9, while languishing individuals reported scores at or below 2.9. Those who reported a ratio below 1.0 had clinically significant levels of depressive symptoms, and thus were classified as depressed. Studies have examined the utility of the positivity ratio, and findings supported these tipping points as related to a number of health indicators such as job performance, marital satisfaction, coping, and depression. The present study surveyed.....

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