Measuring happiness and subjective well-being

Cummins, Robert A. 2013, Measuring happiness and subjective well-being. In David, Susan A., Boniwell, Ilona and Conley Ayers, Amanda (ed), Oxford handbook of happiness, Oxford University Press, Oxford, England, pp.185-200.

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Title Measuring happiness and subjective well-being
Author(s) Cummins, Robert A.ORCID iD for Cummins, Robert A.
Title of book Oxford handbook of happiness
Editor(s) David, Susan A.
Boniwell, Ilona
Conley Ayers, Amanda
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 14
Total chapters 79
Start page 185
End page 200
Total pages 16
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of Publication Oxford, England
Summary This chapter begins by defining the constructs of happiness and subjective well-being in terms of taxonomy and conceptual frameworks. Issues of measurement are addressed separately for qualitative and quantitative methodology. Two special areas of measurement difficulty are then discussed: the validity of data derived from low-functioning populations and cross-cultural measurement equivalence. Finally specific scales are considered in terms of their consistency with the foregoing analysis.
ISBN 9780199557257
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 B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
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