Happiness Enrichment and Sustainable Happiness

Eyal Eckhaus, Zachary Sheaffer

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Sustainable happiness research has recently received renewed attention. Studies present exercises intended to enhance happiness. A comprehensive process by which to sustain happiness has not thus far been studied comprehensively. Drawing on the Goal-Setting and Experimental Learning theories, we endeavour to form a Happiness Enrichment Perspective (HSP). A cyclic Happiness Sustainability Model of four stages is presented aimed at advancing a future research framework. Predicated on data gleaned from 458 respondents, we applied SEM aimed at validating HSP. Findings corroborate the proposed Happiness Sustainability Cycle (HSC). Implications and suggestions for future studies on happiness sustainability are proposed in order to further validate the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1097
Number of pages19
JournalApplied Research in Quality of Life
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

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© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature and The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).


  • Experiential learning
  • Goal-setting
  • Sustainable happiness
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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