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| Published: March 25, 2016

Optimism as a Correlate of Happiness among Working Women

Chanderkant Gorsy

Ph.D. Research scholar, Department of Psychology, M.D. University, Rohtak Google Scholar More about the auther

, Neeraj Panwar

Ph.D. Research scholar, Department of Psychology, M.D. University, Rohtak Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.174/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.174

ABSTRACT

Promoting positive cognitions has been the quest for psychologists since the psychology has been pre-fixed with the very term positive. To be optimistic is one of the greatest strength for having positive cognitions which is expected to promote feeling of well-being within an individual. Thus, with positive thinking one can achieve the higher level of happiness. Particularly, working women is one of the groups which have been expected to perform multiple roles with efficiency. They have to meet expectations of each and every family member; even then, if they are working they are expected to be equally competent on professional front as well. Therefore it was worth full to conduct a study on working women to access their optimism and strength of its association with happiness for them. The study was carried out on a sample of 130 working females. The results from the statistical analysis revealed that happiness was strongly associated with optimism. Results also indicated that, working women those who scored high on happiness were also found high on optimism as compared to those who fall on the lower side on both the positive attributes.

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Chanderkant Gorsy @ gorsychanderkant@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.174/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.174

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016

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