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Psychological Well-being

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health

Third edition

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780195165678
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864034 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0005
Psychological Well-being

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This chapter covers measures of general psychological well-being, including positive and negative feeling states. Psychological well-being is frequently recorded in social surveys, both as a component of subjective quality of life and as an outcome in studies of stress, social support, and coping. The chapter opens with a discussion of the various approaches to defining well-being and mood states. It then reviews theoretical approaches to describing their structure.

Keywords: psychological well-being; positive feeling states; negative feeling states; social surveys; quality of life; mood states

Chapter.  36434 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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