Longitudinal causal analysis of subjective well-being and its major correlates : a modified top-down formulation

Stone, Susan C. (1995) Longitudinal causal analysis of subjective well-being and its major correlates : a modified top-down formulation. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Data from a four-year longitudinal study of 407 adults across the lifespan were used to examine the causal pathways between the higher-order subjective well-being construct and its primary lower-order correlates. Correlates included six life domain satisfactions, three personal dispositions, and two measures of general stress. -- A series of partial and multiple regression analyses were used to assess the presence and direction of causal linkages between variables in a "top-down" propensity model of subjective well-being. Results did not consistently support "bottom-up" or "top-down" effects. They did indicate modification of the proposed "top-down" formulation to include direct links from personal dispositions to life domain satisfactions. -- Given the lack of consistent findings in the literature and in the present data set, the possible existence of bidirectional links between subjective well-being and domain satisfactions was discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5817
Item ID: 5817
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 130-154.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1995
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Happiness; Satisfaction; Attitude (Psychology)

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