Happiness and entrepreneurship
Tutor / director / evaluatorVilajosana Crusells, Jordi
Document typeBachelor thesis
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For redacting this project, despite the lack of information, we could obtain much information about positive psychology, which has been essential for the execution of this project. As positive psychology is a science, we have plenty information, whereby we could see there are so many studies, from the clinical point of view, that shows the utility of using it in our current life. We realized that positive psychology has created many educational models to apply at schools, from childhood to primary, with excellent results. There also are lots of companies and organizations that enforce this well being techniques and the results are inspiring. Moreover, we also looked for information of Social Entrepreneurship, which from my point of view has similar values with the kind of education we want to give to our students. To capture all this theory and take it to a real level, we also expose at chapter 3 some of the institutions and schools that are also beginning this journey to the education of the future, in an international and national level. In chapter 4, we will give some examples of current organizations that focus on happiness and wellbeing, some of them big monsters like Google, but also national organizations like Mercadona. We also wanted to include real cases of entrepreneurs explaining how they rule their company applying wellbeing and their experiences from close-up. Among the psychological-spiritual aspects of happiness, we observed that those who practice gratitude -understood as an emotion of empathy, an attitude or a coping response directed at other people or nature (Teigen, 1997) - are more prone to happiness, vitality, optimism and hope, as well as greater satisfaction with life (Lazarus & Lazarus, 1994). Basically, this project is about how important is to apply happiness and well being at entrepreneur education, because these current students will one day be part of the occupational world. If we teach future entrepreneurs by our educational model, we are making the future companies at national and international level become an example to follow for the other institutions, creating a domino effect in which public and private companies join the innovation. In this way, we may succeed in building a world in which citizens are happy, at work, social, political and economic level.
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