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Beverley Searle

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348876

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.001.0001

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Achieving high subjective well-being

Achieving high subjective well-being

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(p.39) Three Achieving high subjective well-being
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Well-being
Author(s):

Beverley A. Searle

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348876.003.0003

This chapter unveils some of the mystery surrounding the factors which are associated with life satisfaction, and discusses how these factors interact with each other. It also presents an analysis of the factors associated with experiences of positive well-being in both the short and the long term. The data are contained in the first nine waves (1991–99) of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). This chapter also explains the distribution of subjective well-being over nine years at the national level before examining in finer detail the circumstances under which individuals report positive subjective well-being.

Keywords:   UK, satisfaction, sociology, statistics, data analysis, surveys

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