Activating values intervention: an integrative pathway to well-being

Pninit Russo-Netzer, Ofer Israel Atad

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Introduction: The present study expands the existing knowledge base regarding positive psychology interventions (PPIs), by employing an integrative approach to explore the potential benefits of translating values into action. Methods: Participants (n = 476) were randomly assigned to the Activating Values intervention, the affirmation-only, or the control (no treatment) group. The intervention involved participants choosing a life area they valued, affirming its importance, identifying a specific action related to that valued area, and then planning and carrying out that chosen action within the following week. Data was collected at baseline and three follow-up points: one, two, and three weeks after the intervention. Results: Results suggest that the intervention contributes to the participants’ well-being, including increased self-insight, sense of coherence, and prioritizing meaning, and decreased symptoms of psychopathology. Exploratory content analyses provide a deeper understanding of the content and frequency of activities chosen and the enabling conditions. Discussion: The discussion explores the findings within this intersection as well as ramifications for brief, scalable interventions to support and promote well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1375237
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

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  • life satisfaction
  • positive psychology intervention
  • prioritizing meaning
  • values
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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