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The Potential of Anamnestic Comparative Self-Assessment (ACSA) to Reduce Bias in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being


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  • Jan Bernheim


  • Peter Theuns
  • Mehrdad Mazaheri
  • Joeri Hofmans
  • Herbert Fliege
  • Matthias Rose
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Happiness Studies.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (06)
    Pages: 227-250

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:7:y:2006:i:2:p:227-250

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    Keywords: (measurement of) quality of life; subjective well-being; life satisfaction; happiness; relativity biases;


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    Cited by:
    1. Frederik Acker & Peter Theuns, 2010. "On possibilities and limitations of using self-anchoring scales in web surveys," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 44(6), pages 1129-1137, October.
    2. Valerie Møller & Peter Theuns & Ida Erstad & Jan Bernheim, 2008. "The Best and Worst Times of Life: Narratives and Assessments of Subjective Well-Being by Anamnestic Comparative Self Assessment (ACSA) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 89(1), pages 1-22, October.
    3. Joeri Hofmans & Peter Theuns & Frederik Acker, 2009. "Combining quality and quantity. A psychometric evaluation of the self-anchoring scale," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 43(5), pages 703-716, September.
    4. Mehrdad Mazaheri & Peter Theuns, 2009. "Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) for Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction Ratings; Multiple Group Invariance Analysis Across Scales with Different Response Format," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 91(2), pages 203-221, April.
    5. V. Møller & P. Theuns, 2013. "What are The Best and Worst Times in the Lives of South African Township Dwellers? A Content Analysis of the Self-Defined End-Anchors for Bernheim’s ACSA Scale of Subjective Well-Being," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 112(3), pages 611-640, July.
    6. Débora Godoy-Izquierdo & Raquel Lara Moreno & María Vázquez Pérez & Francisco Araque Serrano & Juan Godoy García, 2013. "Correlates of Happiness Among Older Spanish Institutionalised and Non-Institutionalised Adults," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 389-414, April.


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