Identifying gender differences in the independent effects of personality and psychological well-being on two broad affect components of subjective well-being

Burns, R. A. and Machin, M. A. (2010) Identifying gender differences in the independent effects of personality and psychological well-being on two broad affect components of subjective well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 48 (1). pp. 22-27. ISSN 0191-8869

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Abstract

Subjective Well-Being (SWB) is defined in terms of positive and negative affect whilst Psychological Well-Being (PWB) reflects self-referent attitudes of mastery and self-acceptance. Whilst both SWB and PWB are associated with personality, concurrent analysis is limited. This study (n = 679) reports on a teacher sample in which personality, SWB and PWB were measured. Results indicated moderate correlations between variables. Hierarchical regression controlled for personality and identified PWB as a significant predictor of SWB. Separate predictors of negative and positive affect support the need to assess both SWB affective components. As the most significant predictor of positive affect the inclusion of PWB is needed in future well-being research.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Prof Tony Machin
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 12:37
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: subjective well-being; psychological well-being; personality
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.08.007
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6202

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