Heritability of life satisfaction in adults: a twin-family study

@article{Stubbe2005HeritabilityOL,
  title={Heritability of life satisfaction in adults: a twin-family study},
  author={Janine H. Stubbe and Danielle Posthuma and Dorret I. Boomsma and Eco J. C. de Geus},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={35},
  pages={1581 - 1588}
}
Background. Subjective well-being (SWB) can be partitioned into the components life satisfaction and affect. Research on factors influencing these components of well-being has mainly focused on environmental characteristics. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative contribution of genes and environment to individual differences in life satisfaction in a large sample of Dutch twins and their singleton siblings. Method. Life satisfaction of 5668 subjects registered with The… 

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