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The Set-Point Theory of Well-Being: Negative Results and Consequent Revisions

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  • Bruce Headey

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Indicators Research.

    Volume (Year): 85 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 (February)
    Pages: 389-403

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:soinre:v:85:y:2008:i:3:p:389-403

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    Keywords: well-being; set-point theory; panel data;

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    2. Richard E. Lucas & Andrew Clark & Yannis Georgellis & Ed Diener, 2002. "Unemployment Alters the Set-Point for Life Satisfaction," DELTA Working Papers 2002-17, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
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    1. Bruce Headey, 2010. "The Set Point Theory of Well-Being Has Serious Flaws: On the Eve of a Scientific Revolution?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 97(1), pages 7-21, May.
    2. Danzer, Alexander M. & Danzer, Natalia, 2011. "The Long-Term Effects of the Chernobyl Catastrophe on Subjective Well-Being and Mental Health," IZA Discussion Papers 5906, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Kathryn Page & Dianne Vella-Brodrick, 2009. "The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Employee Well-Being: A New Model," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 90(3), pages 441-458, February.
    4. Tony Beatton & Paul Frijters, 2012. "Do changes in the lives of our peers make us unhappy?," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 290, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
    5. Headey, Bruce & Schupp, Jürgen & Tucci, Ingrid & Wagner, Gert G., 2008. "Authentic Happiness Theory Supported by Impact of Religion on Life Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Analysis with Data for Germany," IZA Discussion Papers 3915, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    6. Ekaterina Uglanova & Ursula Staudinger, 2013. "Zooming in on Life Events: Is Hedonic Adaptation Sensitive to the Temporal Distance from the Event?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 111(1), pages 265-286, March.
    7. Wolfgang Jagodzinski, 2010. "Economic, Social, and Cultural Determinants of Life Satisfaction: Are there Differences Between Asia and Europe?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 97(1), pages 85-104, May.
    8. Robert Cummins, 2010. "Subjective Wellbeing, Homeostatically Protected Mood and Depression: A Synthesis," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 1-17, March.
    9. Bruce Headey & Ruud Muffels & Gert Wagner, 2013. "Choices Which Change Life Satisfaction: Similar Results for Australia, Britain and Germany," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 112(3), pages 725-748, July.

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