International Journal of Yoga - Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--74

Relationship between Triguna theory and well-being indicators


Pulkit Khanna, Kamlesh Singh, Surbhi Singla, Vivek Verma 
 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India

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Pulkit Khanna
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016
India

The Indian perspective of personality deals with the tri-dimensional classification of Gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas) entailing physical, mental, and spiritual elements of personality. The present study aims to examine the relationship between Gunas and well-being indicators such as psychological capital, personality, life satisfaction, and subjective happiness. The study was conducted on two samples. Vedic Personality Inventory [1] and Mental Health Continuum-Short Form [2] were administered to both samples. The first sample consisted of 80 Indian professionals (males = 51 and females = 29) with mean age = 28.8 years (SD = 7.19) who were administered Psychological Capital Questionnaire [3] and Big-Five Personality Inventory [4] and the second sample consisted of 110 students (males = 82 and females = 28) with mean age = 21 years (SD = 2.72) who were administered Satisfaction with Life Scale [5] and Subjective Happiness Scale. [6] Across both studies, Sattva was found to be positively correlated with well-being. Rajas and Tamas were negatively correlated with well-being. Higher levels of Sattva and well-being were reported in the older age-group. Males scored higher on Rajas while no gender differences were found in well-being.


How to cite this article:
Khanna P, Singh K, Singla S, Verma V. Relationship between Triguna theory and well-being indicators.Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol 2013;1:69-74


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Khanna P, Singh K, Singla S, Verma V. Relationship between Triguna theory and well-being indicators. Int J Yoga - Philosop Psychol Parapsychol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 13 ];1:69-74
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