Happiness in Children

Part of the series SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research pp 73-85


Future Research

  • Mark D. HolderAffiliated withUniversity of British Columbia

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Effective measures of children’s well-being have been developed through empirical research. Using these measures, studies have identified many of the correlates and predictors of children’s well-being including their happiness, as well as assisted in developing and testing interventions to enhance children’s well-being. Researchers can now use these findings to help formulate future research questions and guide their development of research designs. Some suggestions for future research are described including developing interventions that increase children’s well-being that are centered around playing prosocial video games, mindfulness, yoga, and elevation. Additionally, it is suggested that researchers also focus on studying and enhancing well-being in vulnerable populations of children.


Children’s well-being and happiness Future research on increasing children’s well-being Studying well-being in vulnerable populations of children Enhancing well-being in vulnerable populations of children