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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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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 subjectiveExpand
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Further validation of the Satisfaction with Life Scale: evidence for the cross-method convergence of well-being measures.
The structure of subjective well-being has been conceptualized as consisting of two major components: the emotional or affective component and the judgmental or cognitive component (Diener, 1984;Expand
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The Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale.
This article introduces The Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale (TSWLS), and reports data establishing its reliability and validity as a measure of life satisfaction. The addition of a temporalExpand
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The affective and cognitive context of self-reported measures of subjective well-being
Researchers attempting to understand the experience of subjective well-being have relied heavily on self-report measurement. Recent research focused on this method has demonstrated that a number ofExpand
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Extraversion and neuroticism as predictors of objective life events: a longitudinal analysis.
Data from a 4-year longitudinal study of young adults were used to examine the causal pathways between personality and life events. To reduce measurement artifacts, analyses were conducted usingExpand
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Happiness is the frequency, not the intensity, of positive versus negative affect.
In this chapter we suggest that “happiness,” or high subjective wellbeing, is more strongly associated with the frequency and duration of people’s positive feelings, not with the intensity of thoseExpand
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The Qualityity-of-Life (QOL) Research Movement: Past, Present, and Future
Abstract.The purpose of this paper is to trace the history of the social indicators or quality-of-life (QOL) research movement up to today, forecast future developments, and pave the way for futureExpand
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Extraversion and happiness
Abstract The relationship between extraversion and happiness or subjective well-being (SWB) is one of the most consistently replicated and robust findings in the SWB literature. The present study wasExpand
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Extraversion and subjective well-being in a U.S. national probability sample
Recent work on subjective well-being has demonstrated that extraversion is a replicable correlate of emotional well-being (e.g., Costa & McCrae, 1980; Emmons & Diener, 1985). In the present study,Expand
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