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The Meaning and Measurement of Well-Being as an Indicator of Success

Keller, Anita C. and Semmer, Norbert K. and Samuel, Robin and Bergman, Manfred Max. (2014) The Meaning and Measurement of Well-Being as an Indicator of Success. In: Psychological, Educational and Sociological Perspectives on Success and Well-Being in Career Development. New York, pp. 171-193.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the conceptualization and measurement of well-being and success, and the relationships between the two. Many scholars in well-being research agree that well-being consists of three components (satisfaction, positive and negative affect). There are less well established definitions in the area of success. Frequently, success is conceptualized in terms of career success, distinguishing between objective and subjective indicators. These indicators most often include salary, status, and career satisfaction; they are sometimes criticized for being inappropriate in current labor markets and as to their individual meaning. In this chapter, we propose to widen the understanding of career success by incorporating the broader concept of work success in terms of success episodes, referring to task performance, pro-social success, appreciation and feedback as indicators of short-term and long-term successes.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie > Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman)
UniBasel Contributors:Samuel, Robin and Bergman, Manfred Max
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-94-017-8910-3
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Last Modified:13 Apr 2018 06:17
Deposited On:23 May 2014 08:34

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