Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

9-2005

Abstract

The field of subjective well-being (SWB) is primarily concerned with people's evaluation of their lives; however, it includes a wide range of concepts, from momentary moods to global life satisfaction judgments. We propose a framework that integrates these diverse constructs. Our sequential temporal framework of subjective well-being describes experiences of well-being from the events and circumstances that cause evaluative reactions, through the emotional reactions to these events, to recall of these reactions, and finally to global judgments of well-being based on the previous stages. The hypothesized processes that translate the various steps in the sequence into one another are described, and supporting evidence is reviewed. We outline the implications of our framework for understanding subjective well-being, and discuss the research that is needed to further explore the proposed framework.

Keywords

emotion, subjective well-being, mood, happiness

Discipline

Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Journal of Happiness Studies

Volume

6

Issue

3

First Page

261

Last Page

300

ISSN

1389-4978

Identifier

10.1007/s10902-005-7226-8

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-005-7226-8

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