Poster Presentation 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Effects Of Ppis Performed On Japanese Professionals, Students, And Civilians. -Focusing On The Impact To Well-Being Using PERMA Theory- (#627)

  1. Faculty of Nursing, Sugiyama Women University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

The purpose of the present study is to increase the Strength Knowledge(Govindji & Linley, 2007) of Japanese three different subjects(a: high school students, b: school and career Psychologists, c: adults and old ages) by using positive psychological interventions(PPIs) that are based on individual character strengths.

In this study, 499 participants(a: 361 high school students, b: 76 professionals, c: 62 adults and old ages) was asked to rate their level of well-being using PERMA Profiler(Kern et. a., 2014)(as Time1), and asked to join the workshop based on the character strength theory as positive psychological intervention aimed to increase one’s knowledge about their own strength. After the workshop, participants were asked to answer the same inventory to measure the changes through intervention (as Time2).

This Poster reports the contents of the worksop which focus on increasing participants’ character strengths. In particular, (1)to introduce revised “strengths cards” based on VIA theory, (2)details of the activities, (3)changes of the level of well-being through the worksop on participants. And discuss whether there is a difference in the result of PPIs on each subjects to examine the effect of PPIs on PERMA for flourishing.