By Alex C. Michalos

What makes humans chuffed or pleased with their lives or with specific positive aspects in their lives? In his try to solution those questions, the writer has utilized his a number of Discrepancies conception to check the delight and happiness of college undergraduates in 39 international locations. The undertaking goals to give an explanation for international pride and happiness in addition to delight in 12 domain names: overall healthiness, funds, family members kinfolk, paid employment, friendships, housing, residing companion, sport task, faith, vainness, transportation and schooling. The imminent volumes of this survey will current specific research for each area, nation and collage, for entire teams, men and women. The four-volume set provides an intensive photo of the relative delight and happiness of scholars within the world.

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Okun, Stock, Haring and Witter (1984) reviewed 104 American studies mainly related to senior citizens and reported that health status explained from 8% to 14% of the variance in subjective well-being. Many studies have shown that job satisfaction has a significant positive impact on life satisfaction: Locke (1976); Orpen (1978), and Near, Rice and Hunt (1978). 33. 7 Discrepancy Theories Considering the wide variety of more or less developed theories that have appeared in the literature on satisfaction and happiness, one group has impressed me the most.

77. 59 must be regarded as fairly high and promising. Fordyce (1986, 1987, 1987a and 1988) developed two general measures of subjective well-being, a 2-item index called the Happiness Measures (HM) and an 80-item index called the Psychap Inventory. His reports give detailed results of literally thousands of correlations among his measures and a wide variety of psychological measures. Some of his results must be mentioned here in order to complete our overview. The two items of HM consist of an intensity measure in the form of an II-step happiness scale and a frequency measure in the form of an item asking respondents on average what percent of the time they feel happy, unhappy and neutral.

1059), Palys and Little found that "individuals high in life satisfaction were involved in less difficult and more enjoyable personal projects and also had less conflict between projects than did individuals low in life satisfaction". Emmons's research on 40 undergraduates produced similar results. People scoring high on the SWLS tended to have more consistent strivings than people scoring low. Earley and Kanfer (1985) found that the greater the congruence between the goals assigned and the goals preferred by their sample of 120 undergraduates, the greater the reported satisfaction with those goals.

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