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Subjective well-being and significant life-events across the life-span

Grob, Alexander. (1995) Subjective well-being and significant life-events across the life-span. Swiss journal of psychology, Vol. 54, Nr. 1. S. 3-18.

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Abstract

We tested the structure of adults' subjective well-being, its age related variations, and the effects of significant life-events upon well-being. 280 subjects ranging in age between 20 and 94 years answered the Berne Questionnaire of Subjective Well-Being (adult form). They identified those life-events which they perceived as having long lasting effects on their Life. (1) The factor pattern of subjective well-being across the life span was comparable with the factor structure across adolescence. (2) The subjects' age did not influence the degree of reported life satisfaction. (3) Some life-events correlated with specific ages, whereas other life-events were not related to the subjects' age. (4) The number of significant life-events decreased with age. (5) There were specific negative life-events which decreased subjective well-being. (6) In general, the subjects reported a lower well-being, the more negative life-events they experienced.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Entwicklungs- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie (Grob)
UniBasel Contributors:Grob, Alexander
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1421-0185
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:22 Mar 2012 14:24
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:43

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