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Citation Classics from Social Indicators ResearchOn the Trail of the Gold Standard for Subjective Well-Being

Citation Classics from Social Indicators Research: On the Trail of the Gold Standard for... [The absence of a ‘gold standard’ for subjective well-being has severely hampered the interpretation of data from empirical studies. This paper demonstrates a remarkable consistency among the results of 16 studies that have investigated ‘life satisfaction’ among large samples drawn from the general population. It is concluded that a population standard for ‘life satisfaction’ can be expressed as 75.0 ± 2.5 percent of the measurement scale maximum score.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Citation Classics from Social Indicators ResearchOn the Trail of the Gold Standard for Subjective Well-Being

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 26)
Editors: Michalos, Alex C.

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer 2005
ISBN
978-1-4020-3722-1
Pages
537 –558
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3742-2_18
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The absence of a ‘gold standard’ for subjective well-being has severely hampered the interpretation of data from empirical studies. This paper demonstrates a remarkable consistency among the results of 16 studies that have investigated ‘life satisfaction’ among large samples drawn from the general population. It is concluded that a population standard for ‘life satisfaction’ can be expressed as 75.0 ± 2.5 percent of the measurement scale maximum score.]

Published: Feb 7, 1995

Keywords: Life Satisfaction; Intellectual Disability; Life Scale; Global Life Satisfaction; Social Indicator Research

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