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The Science of Well-BeingSubjective Well-Being

The Science of Well-Being: Subjective Well-Being [The literature on subjective well-being (SWB), including happiness, life satisfaction, and positive affect, is reviewed in three areas: measurement, causal factors, and theory. Psychometric data on single-item and multi-item subjective well-being scales are presented, and the measures are compared. Measuring various components of subjective well-being is discussed. In terms of causal influences, research findings on the demographic correlates of SWB are evaluated, as well as the findings on other influences such as health, social contact, activity, and personality. A number of theoretical approaches to happiness are presented and discussed: telic theories, associationistic models, activity theories, judgment approaches, and top-down versus bottom-up conceptions.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Science of Well-BeingSubjective Well-Being

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 37)
Editors: Diener, Ed
The Science of Well-Being — Jan 1, 2009

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Netherlands 2009
ISBN
978-90-481-2349-0
Pages
11 –58
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2350-6_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The literature on subjective well-being (SWB), including happiness, life satisfaction, and positive affect, is reviewed in three areas: measurement, causal factors, and theory. Psychometric data on single-item and multi-item subjective well-being scales are presented, and the measures are compared. Measuring various components of subjective well-being is discussed. In terms of causal influences, research findings on the demographic correlates of SWB are evaluated, as well as the findings on other influences such as health, social contact, activity, and personality. A number of theoretical approaches to happiness are presented and discussed: telic theories, associationistic models, activity theories, judgment approaches, and top-down versus bottom-up conceptions.]

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: Life Satisfaction; Negative Affect; Positive Affect; Doctoral Dissertation; Social Contact

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