Integrating bottom-up and top-down theories of subjective well-being: the case of health.

@article{Brief1993IntegratingBA,
  title={Integrating bottom-up and top-down theories of subjective well-being: the case of health.},
  author={Arthur P. Brief and Ann Houston Butcher and Jennifer M. George and K E Link},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={
          646-53
        }
}
As a means of integrating bottom-up and top-down theories of subjective well-being (SWB), a framework was proposed that, in part, posits that both objective life circumstances and global personality dimensions indirectly affect SWB through their effects on the interpretation of life circumstances. This proposition was tested both cross-sectionally and longitudinally among a sample of approximately 375 men and women. Personality was operationalized in terms of the dispositional trait negative… 
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