Larissa Zacchi
Applied Psychology / Year 4

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Larissa Zacchi

Larissa Zacchi

Applied Psychology

Year 4

  • Project Title Investigating the Impact of Self-Kindness Vs. Prosocial-Kindness on Undergraduate Students’ Psychological Well-Being.
  • Course BSc [Hons] Applied Psychology
  • Year 4
  • Contact Info l7zacchi@gmail.com

Investigating the Impact of Self-Kindness Vs. Prosocial-Kindness on Undergraduate Students’ Psychological Well-Being.

The current study aimed to investigate if undergraduate students’ psychological well-being could be enhanced via a kindness intervention. The study also explored if there would be a more beneficial type of kind behaviour (prosocial or self-focused behaviour) that would improve students' well-being.

Project Description

www.prosocialorselforientedkindness.iadt.ie

Project Findings

Results showed an increase in students' well-being level, however, it was not statistically significant. The study also did not find any significant difference in well-being levels of students who engaged in self-focused kindness compared to the well-being of students who engaged in prosocial-kindness. However, although not significant, prosocial-kindness did show a higher increase on well-being.

Larissa Zacchi
Applied Psychology / Year 4