Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
E. Scott Huebner
Kimberly J. Hills
Informed by the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, we tested a model of the origins of life satisfaction with a sample of 567 middle school students from the Southeastern United States. The pathways thinking domain of hope was proposed to mediate the relation between positive emotions and general life satisfaction at a single time point, as well as over one year. At Time 1, pathways thinking was a significant mediator of positive emotions and life satisfaction. In the longitudinal model, pathways thinking did not significantly mediate this relation between positive emotions and later life satisfaction. These findings have implications for understanding the role of positive emotions in early adolescents.
Franke, K. B.(2015). Pathways Thinking as a Mediator between Positive Emotions and General Life Satisfaction in Middle School Students. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/3101