Emotional Abuse in Relation to Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness of Young Adults

1Anusuya Hazarika, Dr. Pankaj Singh


Emotional Abuse of young adults is a hidden and pervasive problem that is not well conceptualized nor well measured in our society (O'Connell, 2018). Happiness is a complex construct that concerns optimal experience and functioning. The current research paper considers Happiness from two extremely essential perceptions: The Hedonic approach, in which emphasis is on Happiness in terms of pleasure accomplishment and pain evading; and the Eudaimonic approach, which emphases on meaning and self-realization where an individual’s life must be fulfilling (Vitterso, Oelmann & Wang, 2009). Thus this paper investigates the impact of Emotional Abuse in relation to Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness of young adults of Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab. Primary data was collected through standardised psychometric test, to measure their Emotional Abuse (Emotional Abuse Questionnaire) and level of Hedonic (Subjective Well- Being Scale) & Eudaimonic (Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being) Happiness. The results of the present study reveals that there is a negative significant relationship between Emotional Abuse and Hedonic Happiness, meaning if Emotional Abuse is high Hedonic Happiness is low and vice versa. It also infers that Emotional Abuse does significantly predict Hedonic Happiness.


Emotional Abuse, Hedonic Happiness, Eudaimonic Happiness and Young Adults

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