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
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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
Personal 54.6 73.6 83.7
Neighbourhood 53.4 64.9 72.7
National 49.9 60.4 65.3