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The Association Between Life Satisfaction and Affective Well-Being
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2019 (English)In: Journal of Economic Psychology, ISSN 0167-4870, E-ISSN 1872-7719Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

We estimate the correlation between life satisfaction and affect—two conceptually distinct dimensions of subjective well-being. We propose a simple model that distinguishes between a stable and a transitory component of affect, and which also accounts for measurement error in self-reports of both variables, including current-mood bias effects on life satisfaction judgments. The model is estimated using momentarily measured well-being data, from an experience sampling survey that we conducted on a population sample of Swedes aged 18–50 (n=252). Our main estimates of the correlation between life satisfaction and long-run affective well-being range between 0.78 and 0.91, indicating a stronger convergence between these variables than many previous studies that do not account for measurement issues.

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Elsevier, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Subjective well-being, Life satisfaction, Affective well-being, Measurement error, Reliability
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158830DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2019.04.010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-158830DiVA, id: diva2:1314763
Available from: 2019-05-09 Created: 2019-05-09 Last updated: 2019-05-13

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