Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Positivity and the Construction of Life Satisfaction Judgments: Global Happiness is not the Sum of its Parts


Author Info

  • Ed Diener


  • Christie Napa-Scollon
  • Shigehiro Oishi
  • Vivian Dzokoto
  • Eunkook Suh
Registered author(s):


    No abstract is available for this item.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 159-176

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:1:y:2000:i:2:p:159-176

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page:

    Order Information:

    Related research

    Keywords: life statisfaction; positivity; happiness; subjective well-being; culture; positive affect; norms.;


    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Ed Diener & Eunkook Suh & Heidi Smith & Liang Shao, 1995. "National differences in reported subjective well-being: Why do they occur?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 34(1), pages 7-32, January.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Keith Cox, 2012. "Happiness and Unhappiness in the Developing World: Life Satisfaction Among Sex Workers, Dump-Dwellers, Urban Poor, and Rural Peasants in Nicaragua," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 103-128, March.
    2. Lei Thien & Nordin Razak, 2013. "Academic Coping, Friendship Quality, and Student Engagement Associated with Student Quality of School Life: A Partial Least Square Analysis," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 112(3), pages 679-708, July.
    3. Simon Luechinger & Stephan Meier & Alois Stutzer, 2006. "Bureaucratic Rents and Life Satisfaction," IEW - Working Papers 269, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
    4. Ed Diener & Ronald Inglehart & Louis Tay, 2013. "Theory and Validity of Life Satisfaction Scales," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 112(3), pages 497-527, July.
    5. Robert Biswas-Diener & Joar Vittersø & Ed Diener, 2010. "The Danish Effect: Beginning to Explain High Well-Being in Denmark," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 97(2), pages 229-246, June.
    6. Delhey, Jan & Kroll, Christian, 2012. "A "happiness test" for the new measures of national well-being: How much better than GDP are they?," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Inequality and Social Integration SP I 2012-201, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
    7. Lufanna Lai & Robert Cummins, 2013. "The Contribution of Job and Partner Satisfaction to the Homeostatic Defense of Subjective Wellbeing," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 111(1), pages 203-217, March.
    8. Christie Scollon & Amanda Howard & Amanda Caldwell & Sachiyo Ito, 2009. "The Role of Ideal Affect in the Experience and Memory of Emotions," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 257-269, June.
    9. Grace (Byung-Hee) Yu & Dong-Jin Lee, 2008. "A Model of Quality of College Life (QCL) of Students in Korea," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 87(2), pages 269-285, June.
    10. Isabel Albuquerque & Margarida Lima & Cláudia Figueiredo & Marcela Matos, 2012. "Subjective Well-Being Structure: Confirmatory Factor Analysis in a Teachers’ Portuguese Sample," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 105(3), pages 569-580, February.
    11. Romina Boarini & Margherita Comola & Femke Keulenaer & Robert Manchin & Conal Smith, 2013. "Can Governments Boost People’s Sense of Well-Being? The Impact of Selected Labour Market and Health Policies on Life Satisfaction," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 114(1), pages 105-120, October.
    12. René Proyer & Hubert Annen & Nadine Eggimann & Andrea Schneider & Willibald Ruch, 2012. "Assessing the “Good Life” in a Military Context: How Does Life and Work-Satisfaction Relate to Orientations to Happiness and Career-Success Among Swiss Professional Officers?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 106(3), pages 577-590, May.
    13. René Proyer & Willibald Ruch & Claudia Buschor, 2013. "Testing Strengths-Based Interventions: A Preliminary Study on the Effectiveness of a Program Targeting Curiosity, Gratitude, Hope, Humor, and Zest for Enhancing Life Satisfaction," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 275-292, March.
    14. Beja Jr, Edsel & Yap, David B., 2012. "Counting happiness from the individual level to the group level," MPRA Paper 40214, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    15. Abdallah, Saamah & Thompson, Sam & Marks, Nic, 2008. "Estimating worldwide life satisfaction," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(1), pages 35-47, March.
    16. Talya Miron-Shatz & Ed Diener & Glen M. Doniger & Tyler Moore & Shimon Saphire-Bernstein, 2013. "Charting the internal landscape: Affect associated with thoughts about major life domains explains life satisfaction," Judgment and Decision Making, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, vol. 8(5), pages 603-616, September.


    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:1:y:2000:i:2:p:159-176. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Guenther Eichhorn) or (Christopher F Baum).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.