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Another dimensional model was proposed by Benjamin and Looby (1998) who viewed wellness as constituting six major dimensions, namely the physical, emotional, mental, social, occupational and spiritual dimensions. Optimum wellness is attained only when there is spiritual and personal balance in each of the six interconnected dimensions. It is important to note that wellness is perceived as a relatively lasting state of mind that is characterised by continuous adaptation, general wellness and the realisation of personal potential in all dimensions of subsystems in the human system (Van Eeden, 1996). Thus psychological wellness is “not seen as an absolute but rather as an anchor point at the positive end of an adjustment continuum, as an ideal that we should strive concertedly to approach ” (Cowen, 1994, p. 171). In order to explore the multi-dimensional aspect of psychological wellness and the interaction between different dimensions, several models have been developed by researchers such a

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