Validity of the short subjective well-being scale

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  • Veljko Jovanović Odsek za psihologiju, Filozofski fakultet, Novi Sad

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https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2010.2.175-190

Keywords:

The Short Subjective Well-being Scale, validity, positive mental health

Abstract

The main aim of this research is to establish the convergent validity of the Short Subjective Well-being Scale (KSB). The KSB shows significant correlations with the standard measures of subjective well-being (life satisfaction, positive affect, negative affect and subjective happiness) and theoretically and empirically related constructs: optimism, self-esteem and personality traits. Our findings provide support for a distinction between affective and cognitive subscales of the KSB. The Positive Affectivity subscale has stronger relationships with the affective variables (positive affect, negative affect and personality traits), while the Positive Attitude Towards Life subscale has stronger correlations with the cognitive constructs (optimism, self-esteem and life satisfaction). Advantages of the scale, practical implications of the findings and suggestions for future research have been discussed.

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Published

30.06.2010

How to Cite

Jovanović, V. (2010). Validity of the short subjective well-being scale. Primenjena Psihologija, 3(2), 175–190. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2010.2.175-190

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