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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
The mini-IPIP scales: tiny-yet-effective measures of the Big Five factors of personality.
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The Mini-IPIP scales showed a comparable pattern of convergent, discriminant, and criterion-related validity with other Big Five measures, indicating that it is a psychometrically acceptable and practically useful short measure of the Big Five factors of personality. Expand
Lags and Leads in Life Satisfaction: A Test of the Baseline Hypothesis
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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. Expand
Personality, culture, and subjective well-being: emotional and cognitive evaluations of life.
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It is challenging to assess SWB across societies, the measures have some degree of cross-cultural validity and nations can be evaluated by their levels of SWB, there are still many open questions in this area. Expand
Adaptation and the Set-Point Model of Subjective Well-Being
Hedonic adaptation refers to the process by which individuals return to baseline levels of happiness following a change in life circumstances. Dominant models of subjective well-being (SWB) suggestExpand
Beyond the hedonic treadmill: revising the adaptation theory of well-being.
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5 important revisions to the hedonic treadmill model are needed, which offer hope for psychologists and policy-makers who aim to decrease human misery and increase happiness. Expand
Discriminant validity of well-being measures.
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The convergent and discriminant validities of well-being concepts were examined using multitrait-multimethod matrix analyses and showed that life satisfaction is discrim inable from positive and negative affect, positive affect is discriminable fromnegative affect, and life Satisfaction is discriminating from optimism and self-esteem. Expand
Long-term disability is associated with lasting changes in subjective well-being: evidence from two nationally representative longitudinal studies.
  • R. E. Lucas
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 April 2007
TLDR
Investigation of the extent of adaptation that occurs following the onset of a long-term disability found disability was associated with moderate to large drops in happiness, followed by little adaptation over time. Expand
Well-Being for Public Policy
Section I: Measuring well-being for public policy 1. Introduction 2. Defining well-being Section II: How well-being adds information 3. Limitations of economic and social indicators 4. ContributionsExpand
Unemployment Alters the Set Point for Life Satisfaction
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Although life satisfaction is moderately stable over time, life events can have a strong influence on long-term levels of subjective well-being, as shown in the results of a 15-year longitudinal study of more than 24,000 individuals in Germany. Expand
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