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Life quality and wealth : a qualitative and quantitative comparison of affluent and poor people

Mellor, David, Cummins, Robert and Loquet, Tony 2012, Life quality and wealth : a qualitative and quantitative comparison of affluent and poor people, Journal of social research and policy, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 7-18.

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Title Life quality and wealth : a qualitative and quantitative comparison of affluent and poor people
Author(s) Mellor, David
Cummins, Robert
Loquet, Tony
Journal name Journal of social research and policy
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 7
End page 18
Total pages 12
Publisher Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Place of publication Oradea, Romania
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 2067-2640
2068-9861
Keyword(s) Quality of Life
Homeostatic Model of Well-Being
Wealth
Life Satisfaction
Summary It is well-documented that auent people, on average, have higher subjective wellbeing (SWB) than do poor people. is phenomenon has been explained using SWB homeostasis theory. However, a more precise understanding of the dierences in personal experience that lead to homeostatic failure remains to be documented. We sought such understanding through qualitative interviews and a quantitative examination of SWB domains. Twenty auent people and 20 people dependent on social welfare completed an interview and the Personal Wellbeing Index. As expected, the two groups diered signicantly in SWB. Moreover, the poor group reported a preponderance of negative life experiences while the auent group concentrated on the positive events in their lives. Most telling was the nding that both the qualitative and quantitative methods identied the area of ‘relationships’ as representing the greatest degree of divergence between the two groups. is life domain is especially relevant in the maintenance of normative levels of SWB.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050951

Document type: Journal Article
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