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The European Football Championship as a Positive Festivity: Changes in Strengths of Character Before, During, and After the Euro 2008 in Switzerland


Proyer, Rene T; Gander, Fabian; Wellenzohn, Sara; Ruch, Willibald (2014). The European Football Championship as a Positive Festivity: Changes in Strengths of Character Before, During, and After the Euro 2008 in Switzerland. In: Marujo, Helena Águeda; Neto, Luis Miguel. Positive Nations and Communities: Vol. 6 Collective, Qualitative and Cultural-Sensitive Processes in Positive Psychology. Dordrecht, NL: Springer Netherlands, 119-134.

Abstract

This chapter presents an interesting and innovative quantitative study on the domain of sports, namely, addressing the changes encountered in character strengths of Switzerland citizens, after a collective festivity, the European Football Championship of 2008, and when Switzerland was the host country. The authors, René T. Proyer, Fabian Gander, Sara Wellenzohn, and Willibald Ruch, explore the interesting idea of malleability of strengths at the national level, in this case in a complete different direction of other studies regarding the impact of dramatic or shocking events affecting a whole nation. The discussion of conflicting results contributes to a debate regarding methodological difficulties and future directions.

Abstract

This chapter presents an interesting and innovative quantitative study on the domain of sports, namely, addressing the changes encountered in character strengths of Switzerland citizens, after a collective festivity, the European Football Championship of 2008, and when Switzerland was the host country. The authors, René T. Proyer, Fabian Gander, Sara Wellenzohn, and Willibald Ruch, explore the interesting idea of malleability of strengths at the national level, in this case in a complete different direction of other studies regarding the impact of dramatic or shocking events affecting a whole nation. The discussion of conflicting results contributes to a debate regarding methodological difficulties and future directions.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Date:2014
Deposited On:28 Jan 2015 12:52
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 11:26
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
Series Name:Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
ISSN:2210-5417
ISBN:978-94-007-6868-0 (Print) 978-94-007-6869-7 (Online)
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6869-7_7

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