A Functional Measurement approach to the Contribution of Life Domains in Social Perception of Global Quality of Life

Peter Theuns, Frederik Van Acker

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    Abstract

    A FUNCTIONAL MEASUREMENT APPROACH TO THE INTEGRATION OF SATISFACTION IN LIFE DOMAINS INTO IMPRESSIONS OF HAPPINESS

    Peter Theuns
    Frederik Van Acker


    Abstract
    Ratings of happiness result from a subjective evaluation and integration of satisfaction with particular life domains. Previous research with vignette studies indicates that when people judge one's happiness based on knowledge about satisfaction in a few life domains, simple combination rules can explain how the bits of information on life domains are combined into an overall happiness assessment of the implied individual. It was found that averaging across domains is the dominant model. Important s that in such models (say positive) information about the one domain can compensate for (say negative) information about some other domain. The present study investigates if the same model applies to different combinations of life domains. It is concluded that Functional Measurement is a valuable approach to assess the mechanisms that integrate information on different life domains into an overall judgment on happiness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIII European Congress of Methodology
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2008
    EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
    Country/TerritorySweden
    CityStockholm
    Period21/09/0925/09/09

    Keywords

    • Functional Measurement
    • Quality of Life
    • WHOQOL-BREF

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