Flourishing Interventions 2.0: a practical guide to student development

Llewellyn van Zyl, Marius W. Stander

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This chapter presents a practical guide for the development of flourishing students. Flourishing is defined as a positive psychological state characterised by positive emotions, engagement, positive relationships, meaning and accomplishments with various positive work/life outcomes. Within an academic setting, recent research has alluded to the relationship between flourishing students and academic performance. Similarly, flourishing students were less likely to procrastinate, had higher levels of self-control, adopted a mastery-approach towards their goals and reported higher levels of academic performance. Further, flourishing students has a higher probability to experience fruitful and rewarding careers. Therefore, it is imperative to equip students with the necessary skills to enhance flourishing early in their academic careers. This chapter aims to present the theoretical implications of flourishing as well as to provide a practical approach towards developing flourishing students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive psychological intervention design and protocols for multi-cultural contexts
EditorsL.E. van Zyl, Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20019-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Flourishing interventions
  • Student wellbeing
  • Positive educational interventions
  • Evidence-based interventions

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