Subjective well-being: genetic and environmental contributions to stability and change

  title={Subjective well-being: genetic and environmental contributions to stability and change},
  author={Ragnhild Bang Nes and Espen R{\o}ysamb and Kristian Tambs and J. R. Harris and Ted Reichborn‐Kjennerud},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={1033 - 1042}
Background. Previous cross-sectional studies have found substantial genetic influences on individual variation in subjective well-being (SWB), and evidence for sex-specific genetic effects has been reported. However, the genetic and environmental influences on stability and change in SWB over time are largely unexplored. Method. Questionnaire data on SWB from a population-based sample of Norwegian twins born 1967 to 1979, initially surveyed in 1992 (T1) and re-surveyed in 1998 (T2), were… 

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