Happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life

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dc.contributor.author Medvedev, Oleg en
dc.contributor.author Landhuis, E en
dc.coverage.spatial Auckland, New Zealand en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-14T01:59:28Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-06-08 en
dc.identifier.citation Positive Psychology Conference 2013, 08 Jun 2013. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36412 en
dc.description.abstract Existing definitions of happiness, subjective well-being, and quality of life suggest conceptual overlap between these constructs. The current paper addresses the call for empirical data initiated by Camfield & Skevington (2008) in order to verify these relationships. In the study 180 university students completed the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, the World Health Organisation Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Satisfaction with Life and the Positive and Negative Affect Scales. The results show that all well-being measures have high loadings on the single well-being factor that explains 83% of variance in both the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire and the psychological domain of Quality of Life. Strong correlations were found between happiness, psychological and health domains of quality of life, life satisfaction, and positive affect. Together these data suggest a general well-being factor that can be measured using different approaches and support interchangeable use of terms happiness, subjective well-being and psychological well-being. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Positive Psychology Conference 2013 en
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dc.title Happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life en
dc.type Presentation en
pubs.author-url http://www.positivepsychology.org.nz/conference-2013.html en
pubs.finish-date 2013-06-09 en
pubs.start-date 2013-06-08 en
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pubs.subtype Conference Oral Presentation en
pubs.elements-id 637744 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-07-18 en


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