Psychological Flexibility and Well-Being

Testing the Eudaimonic Activity Model


  • Katie Demuynck MacEwan University


Psychological flexibility (PF) is made up of six processes that are characterized by flexibly embracing life events and acting in favor of personal values (see Figure 1). Self-determination theory proposes that meeting basic psychological needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness culminates in well-being. The Eudaimonic Activity Model (EAM; see Figure 2) proposes that need satisfaction mediates the relationship between doing well (eudaimonic motives and activities) and feeling well (subjective well-being). Our study will be measuring participants’ levels of PF, need satisfaction, and subjective well-being to test the associations proposed by this model.

Presented in absentia on April 27, 2020 at "Student Research Day" at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. (Conference cancelled)

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Howell

Department: Psychology

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