The Short-Term Stability of Life Satisfaction Judgments.

  title={The Short-Term Stability of Life Satisfaction Judgments.},
  author={Richard E. Lucas and Vicki A. Freedman and Jennifer C. Cornman},
Life satisfaction judgments are thought to reflect people's overall evaluation of the quality of their lives as a whole. Because the circumstances of these lives typically do not change very quickly, life satisfaction judgments should be relatively stable over time. However, some evidence suggests that these judgments can be easily manipulated, which leads to low stability even over very short intervals. The current study uses a unique data set that includes multiple assessments of life… CONTINUE READING