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.
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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 of self and others
Well-being and positively biased self-perception of self and others
(e.g., Cummins, Lau & Davern, in press; Ryff, 1989)
Aims of research of self and others
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
6. Demographic information
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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