Perceived Control & Wellbeing. Sue Chambers, Jackie Hollway, Emma-Rose Parsons & Clea Wallage. Subjective Wellbeing (SWB). Key question measuring general life satisfaction:. Related to domains in personal life
Perceived Control & Wellbeing
Sue Chambers, Jackie Hollway, Emma-Rose Parsons & Clea Wallage
School of Psychology, Deakin University
Key question measuring general life satisfaction:
Related to domains in personal life
Standard of living, health, achievement, personal relationships, safety, community belonging, future security
Positive cognitive biases work to maintain SWB in 70-80 band.
Prediction: Normally cognitive biases maintain positive SWB. Otherwise defeat
Positive cognitive biases used to maintain SWB more relevant to personal than > distal domains of neighbourhood & nation
Participants: 578 adults from Australian Unity Wellbeing sample
Procedure: Completed 63 item questionnaire, returned by post.
Group wellbeing means
1 2 3
Neighbourhood53.4 64.9 72.7