miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Impact of changes in life circumstances on subjective well-being in an adult population over a 3-year period
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2008 (English)In: Public Health, ISSN 0033-3506, Vol. 122, no 12, 1392-1398 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Mental health problems are a major issue worldwide, and there is a need to further explore factorsthat may increase or decrease people's subjective well-being (SWB). The main aim of the present study was to extendknowledge concerning changes in cohabitation, social support or financial situation and their influence on SWB, aftercontrolling for personality (i.e. neuroticism), in a 3-year follow-up of an adult population-based sample. The change inoverall well-being was also studied during the 3-year interval.Study design: Longitudinal design.Methods: A random sample of Swedish citizens, aged 20-64 years, residing in Stockholm County received aquestionnaire by post, comprising items pertaining to demographics, personality, social support and SWB. All therespondents received a second questionnaire 3 years later. In total, 8324 subjects were included in the present study.Results: The overall well-being of the study sample was relatively stable. Separate analyses of the three lifecircumstances indicated that, after controlling for personality, positive and negative changes in each sphere of life stillaffected SWB.Conclusions: Despite personality and the stability of SWB, these results indicate that changes in financial situation,social support and cohabitation influence SWB. It is important for society and the healthcare services to be aware that anegative change in any of these life circumstances may lead to decreased well-being for a period of at least 3 years.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 122, no 12, 1392-1398 p.
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8176DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.05.020ISI: 000261631000019Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-55949107852OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8176DiVA: diva2:133421
Available from: 2009-01-11 Created: 2009-01-11 Last updated: 2009-06-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Hochwälder , Jacek

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hochwälder , Jacek
By organisation
Department of Social Sciences
In the same journal
Public Health
Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 41 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf