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While life satisfaction is commonly measured as an aggregate of individual life domains, the characterisation of such domains is uncertain. This study attempts to group 173 different domains namesExpand
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Developing a National Index of Subjective Wellbeing: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index
The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index has beendesigned as a new barometer of Australians'satisfaction with their lives, and life inAustralia. It is based on, and develops, thetheoretical model ofExpand
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Moving from the quality of life concept to a theory.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of intellectual disability research…
  • 1 October 2005
BACKGROUND The Special Interest Quality of Life Group has updated its set of statements defining the quality of life (QOL) construct to reflect emerging areas of agreement and the framework forExpand
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On the trail of the gold standard for subjective well-being
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 resultsExpand
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The Second Approximation to an International Standard for Life Satisfaction
An earlier study, based on data from Western countries, concluded that an international standard for life satisfaction could be stated as 75 ± 2.5 percentage of the measurement scale maximum score.Expand
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Subjective Wellbeing, Homeostatically Protected Mood and Depression: A Synthesis
This paper concerns the idea that Subjective Wellbeing (SWB) is managed by a system of psychological devices which have evolved for this purpose. It is proposed that this management is actuallyExpand
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Personal Income and Subjective Well-being: A Review
Conventional wisdom holds that money has little relevance to happiness. This review will demonstrate quite the opposite is true and will argue that case using the Homeostatic Theory of SubjectiveExpand
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Normative Life Satisfaction: Measurement Issues and a Homeostatic Model
Previous studies have established that, when life satisfaction is measured over a range from 0 to 100 the mean scores of Western populations average 75 ± 2.5. The consistency of these data has givenExpand
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Objective and Subjective Auality of Life: an Interactive Model
This paper reviews the relationship between objective and subjective quality of life indicators. It proposes that the interaction of these variables occurs within a system that homeostaticallyExpand
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An Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Wellbeing Index
The Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) is being developed for the cross-cultural measurement of subjective wellbeing (SWB). This paper reports the findings of its utility with the Hong Kong Chinese andExpand
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