Assessing Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener by Ed DienerAssessing Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener by Ed Diener

Assessing Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener

byEd Diener

Paperback | June 9, 2009

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The Sandvik, Diener, and Seidlitz (1993) paper is another that has received widespread attention because it documented the fact that self-report well-being scales correlate with a number of other methods of measuring the same concepts, such as with reports by knowledgeable "informants" (family and friends), expe- ence sampling measurement, and the memory for good versus bad life events. A single factor was found to underlie measures using different methods, and a n- ber of different well-being self-report measures were found to correlate with the non-self-report measures. Thus, although the self-report measures of well-being are imperfect, and can be in uenced by response artifacts, they have substantial validity as shown by their correlations with measurements based on alternative methods. Whereas the Pavot and Diener article reviewed the Satisfaction with Life Scale, the Lucas, Diener, and Larsen (2003) paper reviews various approaches to assessing positive emotions. As we wrote in the chapter in this volume in which we present new measures, we do not consider any of the existing measures of positive affect to be entirely acceptable for measuring subjective well-being in the affect area, and that is why we have created and validated a new measure.
Ed Diener is the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. He received his doctorate at the University of Washington in 1974, and has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois for the past 34 years. Dr. Diener was the president of both the International Society of Quality of Life St...
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Title:Assessing Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed DienerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pagesPublished:June 9, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048123534

ISBN - 13:9789048123537

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Diener 2. Temporal Stability and Cross-Situational Consistency - Diener & Larsen 3. Assessing Subjective Well-Being: Progress and Opportunities - Diener 4. Evolving conceptions of subjective well-being: The multifaceted nature of happiness - Diener, Scollon & Lucas 5. Review of the Satisfaction With Life Scale - Pavot & Diener 6. Subjective Well-Being: The Convergence and Stability - Sandvik, Diener & Seidlitz 7. Measuring Positive Emotions - Lucas, Diener & Larsen 8. Experience Sampling: Promises and Pitfalls, Strenghts and Weaknesses - Scollon, Kim-Prieto & Diener 9. Life Satisfaction is a Momentary Judgement and A Stable - Schimmack, Diener & Oishi 10. Happiness is the frequency, not intensity, of positive vs. neg affect - Diener, Sandvik & Pavot 11. Income's Impact on Judgments of Life Versus Affective Well-being - Diener, Kahneman, Arora , Harter, Tov 12. New Measures of Well-Being - Diener & Biswas-Diener, Oishi, Tov, Wirtz, Choi, Kim-Prieto 13. Conclusion - Diener

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From the reviews:"Assessing Well-Being, is concerned with the measurement of life satisfaction. . Also, newly written, they point the way for future research. . Certainly academic researchers interested in well-being will find them extremely useful. . The reprinted book chapters are not so readily available, so their inclusion is a real plus. The audience should extend beyond research psychologists and include policy makers as well as interested members of the general public. . the collected works of Ed Diener are timely, impressive, and useful." (Christopher Peterson, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (50), 2009)