Personality, culture, and subjective well-being: emotional and cognitive evaluations of life.

@article{Diener2003PersonalityCA,
  title={Personality, culture, and subjective well-being: emotional and cognitive evaluations of life.},
  author={Ed Diener and Shigehiro Oishi and Richard E. Lucas},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={54},
  pages={403-25}
}
Subjective well-being (SWB), people's emotional and cognitive evaluations of their lives, includes what lay people call happiness, peace, fulfillment, and life satisfaction. Personality dispositions such as extraversion, neuroticism, and self-esteem can markedly influence levels of SWB. Although personality can explain a significant amount of the variability in SWB, life circumstances also influence long-term levels. Cultural variables explain differences in mean levels of SWB and appear to be… CONTINUE READING
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