International Journal of Wellbeing

The International Journal of Wellbeing was launched on 31st January 2011 in order to promote interdisciplinary research on wellbeing. The editorial team are dedicated to open access for academic research, and to making the journal's content permanently free for all readers and authors.



IJW Article of the Year Prize

The International Journal of Wellbeing (IJW) is proud to announce the ‘IJW Article of the Year Prize’.  The prize will be awarded each year for the best original research article published in the International Journal of Wellbeing.  Recipients will be chosen by a vote of the selection committee, which will consist of IJW editorial board members.  An announcement featuring the winner(s) of the IJW Article of the Year Prize will appear in a subsequent issue of the journal, along with a brief summary of the article’s results.  
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Vol 4, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Religion and Well-Being Around the World: Social Purpose, Social Time, or Social Insurance? PDF
Carol Graham, Sarah Crown
The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Programs on Physical Symptoms and Psychological Distress in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review PDF
Miriam Henke, Anna Chur-Hansen
Motivations for Participation in Physical Activity Across the Lifespan PDF
James Gavin, Matthew Keough, Michael Abravanel, Tatiana Moudrakovski, Madeleine Mcbrearty
Measuring flourishing: The impact of operational definitions on the prevalence of high levels of wellbeing PDF
Lucy Clare Hone, Aaron Jarden, Grant M. Schofield, Scott Duncan
Synthesizing positive psychological interventions: Suggestions for conducting and interpreting meta-analyses PDF
Stephen Schueller, Todd Kashdan, Acacia Parks

Invited Articles

Looking at the bowl of fruit or focussing on the apples? Reply to the comments of Schueller et al. PDF
Linda Bolier, Merel Haverman, Gerben J Westerhof, Heleen Riper, Filip Smit, Ernst Bohlmeijer

Expert Insight

An Interview with Alex C. Michalos PDF
Dan Weijers

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