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The Satisfaction With Life Scale.
This article reports the development and validation of a scale to measure global life satisfaction, the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). Among the various components of subjective well-being, theExpand
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Subjective well-being.
  • E. Diener
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1 May 1984
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 onExpand
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Subjective Well-Being: Three Decades of Progress
W. Wilson's (1967) review of the area of subjective well-being (SWB) advanced several conclusions regarding those who report high levels of "happiness". A number of his conclusions have beenExpand
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Review of the Satisfaction with Life Scale
The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was developed to assess satis-faction with the respondent’s life as a whole. The scale does not assess satisfaction with life domains such as health orExpand
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Subjective well-being. The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index.
  • E. Diener
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American psychologist
  • 2000
One area of positive psychology analyzes subjective well-being (SWB), people's cognitive and affective evaluations of their lives. Progress has been made in understanding the components of SWB, theExpand
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The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?
Numerous studies show that happy individuals are successful across multiple life domains, including marriage, friendship, income, work performance, and health. The authors suggest a conceptual modelExpand
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Assessing subjective well-being: Progress and opportunities
Subjective well-being (SWB) comprises people's longer-term levels of pleasant affect, lack of unpleasant affect, and life satisfaction. It displays moderately high levels of cross-situationalExpand
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Factors predicting the subjective well-being of nations.
Subjective well-being (SWB) in 55 nations, reported in probability surveys and a large college student sample, was correlated with social, economic, and cultural characteristics of the nations. TheExpand
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Cross-cultural correlates of life satisfaction and self-esteem.
  • E. Diener, M. Diener
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 April 1995
College students in 31 nations (N = 13,118) completed measures of self-esteem, life satisfaction, and satisfaction with specific domains (friends, family, and finances). The authors assessed whetherExpand
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Thinkers have discussed the “good life” and the desirable society for millennia. In the last decades, scientists offered several alternative approaches to defining and measuring quality of life:Expand
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