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Selflessness and Happiness in Everyday Life : An Experience Sampling Method Based Study

Abstract : Using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), this study examines the relationship between experienced selflessness and experienced happiness. Based on the Self-centered/Selflessness Happiness Model (SSHM), we hypothesized that: (a) these two constructs would be positively related and, (b) both harmony feeling and emotional stability would mediate this relation. The participants (N = 64) were asked to respond to a very short survey five times a day during two days (response rate = 79.2%; 507 observations). First, momentary changes during the day were very similar for selflessness, feeling of harmony and happiness. A linear mixed-model analysis showed that selflessness, harmony feeling and emotional stability were significant predictors of happiness. Finally, a mediation analysis indicated that harmony feeling—but not emotional stability—emerged as a significant mediator of the relationship between selflessness and happiness at the experienced level. The implications of this study are discussed.
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Nicolas Pellerin, Éric Raufaste, Michaël Dambrun. Selflessness and Happiness in Everyday Life : An Experience Sampling Method Based Study. Contemplative Science Symposium : Beyond Confines – Integrating Science, Consciousness and Society, Oct 2019, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany. Contemplative Science Symposium 2019 - Beyoud Confines, 2019. ⟨halshs-03142114⟩



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