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The Satisfaction with Life Scale
The Satisfaction With Life Scale is narrowly focused to assess global life satisfaction and does not tap related constructs such as positive affect or loneliness, but is shown to have favorable psychometric properties, including high internal consistency and high temporal reliability.
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 been
Subjective well-being. The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index.
  • E. Diener
  • Psychology
    The American psychologist
  • 2000
Representative selection of respondents, naturalistic experience sampling measures, and other methodological refinements are now used to study subjective well-being and could be used to produce national indicators of happiness.
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 or
The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?
The results reveal that happiness is associated with and precedes numerous successful outcomes, as well as behaviors paralleling success, and the evidence suggests that positive affect may be the cause of many of the desirable characteristics, resources, and successes correlated with happiness.
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-situational
The Satisfaction With Life Scale and the emerging construct of life satisfaction
Since its introduction in 1985, the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) has been heavily used as a measure of the life satisfaction component of subjective
Factors predicting the subjective well-being of nations.
Subjective well-being in 55 nations, reported in probability surveys and a large college student sample, was correlated with social, economic, and cultural characteristics of the nations and only individualism persistently correlated with SWB when other predictors were controlled.
Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis
The hypothesis of complete adaptation to marriage, divorce, widowhood, birth of child and layoff, however, there is little evidence of adaptation to unemployment for men.
Cross-cultural correlates of life satisfaction and self-esteem.
It was found that life satisfaction and self-esteem were clearly discriminable constructs and financial satisfaction was a stronger correlate of life satisfaction in poorer countries.