Subjective well-being, eudemonic well-being and perception of self and others Marie-Claire Ellsmore, RoseAnne Misajon & Tom Whelan Monash University, Melbourne. Subjective well-being and eudemonic well-being: complementary constructs.
Subjective well-being, eudemonic well-being and perception of self and others
Marie-Claire Ellsmore, RoseAnne Misajon & Tom Whelan
Monash University, Melbourne
Subjective well-being and eudemonic
Well-being and positively biased self-perception
(e.g., Cummins, Lau & Davern, in press; Ryff, 1989)
Aims of research
1. Clarify relationships between positively biased self-perception, SWB and EWB
1.a.Curvilinear relationship between positively biased self-perception and EWB?
2. Explore relationships between other-perception, SWB and EWB
3.Explore impact of other-perception on a social comparison measure of positively biased self-perception
(∑Self positive -∑Other positive)
(∑Other negative -∑Self negative)
∑Self positive ratings -∑Self negative ratings
∑Other positive ratings - ∑Other negative ratings
1.Self-ratings on the 16 personality descriptors
2.Personal Wellbeing Index
3.Ratings of others on the 16 personality descriptors
4.Short Index of Self-Actualization
5.Revised Philosophies of Human Nature Scale
r = .05, p = ns
r = .07, p = ns
r = .50, p < .001
p <.0001), none of the other demographic or procedural variables (i.e., questionnaire format or rating order) significantly correlated with the variables of interest
1.A sequential polynomial regression found no evidence of the hypothesised curvilinear (quadratic) relationship between positively biased self-perception and EWB
2. The sequential regression of age, trust and cynicism onto SWB found trust and cynicism predicted approx. 21% of variance in SWB
(sr² = .21, p < .001);trust positively, and cynicism negatively correlating with greater SWB
3.The sequential regression of age, trust and cynicism onto EWB found trust and cynicism predicted approx. 7% of variance in EWB
(sr² = .07, p < .01);trust positively, and cynicism negatively correlating with greater EWB
4.The sequential regression of age, trust and cynicism onto positively biased self-perception found trust and cynicism predicted approx. 12% of variance in positively biased self-perception
(sr² = .12, p < .001);trust negatively and cynicism positively correlating with positive bias in self-perception
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