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Title: The Structure and Stability of Subjective Well-Being: a Structure Equation Modelling Analysis
Authors: Pais-Ribeiro, José Luís
Galinha, Iolanda Costa
Keywords: Subjective well-being structure
Satisfaction with life
Positive affect
Negative affect
Structure equation modelling
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Citation: GALINHA, Iolanda Costa; PAIS-RIBEIRO, José Luís - The Structure and Stability of Subjective Well-Being: a Structure Equation Modelling Analysis .Applied Research Quality Life (2008) 3:293–314 DOI 10.1007/s11482-009-9063-0
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to test the structure and the stability of Subjective Well-Being (SWB), measured through cognitive and affective self-report measures, in global and specific levels of analysis. A sample of 303 adult students was collected and replicated in a 2 month interval. The best model of SWB shows an intercorrelated fourfactor structure—Satisfaction with Life, Negative Affect, Positive Affect and Global Subjective Well-being. Results suggest that Global Happiness and Global Satisfaction are measuring the same aspect of SWB. All measures of SWB, in study, show good construct validity and reliability in a 2 month replication. Positive and Negative Affect are significantly weakly correlated. Positive Affect is the most stable variable of SWB, in a short-term interval. Researchers must be aware of the issues related to the measurement of SWB as the order of the items in a questionnaire and the implications of using global or specific measures, cognitive or affective dimensions of the concept, that represent different aspects of the concept. Further study is needed to analyse the structure of SWB with different measures and the relationship between its components.
Peer Reviewed: yes
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s11482-009-9063-0
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