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Titre du document / Document title

Reexamining adaptation and the set point model of happiness: Reactions to changes in marital status

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

LUCAS Richard E. (1) ; GEORGELLIS Yannis (2) ; CLARK Andrew E. (3) ; DIENER Ed (4) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Michigan State University, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Brunel University, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Département et Laboratoire d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, FRANCE
(4) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

According to adaptation theory, individuals react to events but quickly adapt back to baseline levels of subjective well-being. To test this idea, the authors used data from a 15-year longitudinal study of over 24,000 individuals to examine the effects of marital transitions on life satisfaction. On average, individuals reacted to events and then adapted back toward baseline levels. However, there were substantial individual differences in this tendency. Individuals who initially reacted strongly were still far from baseline years later, and many people exhibited trajectories that were in the opposite direction to that predicted by adaptation theory. Thus, marital transitions can be associated with long-lasting changes in satisfaction, but these changes can be overlooked when only average trends are examined.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of personality and social psychology    ISSN  0022-3514   CODEN JPSPB2 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 84, no3, pp. 527-539 [13 page(s) (article)] (1 p.1/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, ETATS-UNIS  (1965) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Human

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Social interaction

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Interindividual comparison

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Follow up study

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Transition

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Satisfaction

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Psychological well being

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Emotion emotionality

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Marital relation

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Homme

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Interaction sociale

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Comparaison interindividuelle

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Etude longitudinale

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Transition

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Satisfaction

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Bien être psychologique

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Emotion émotivité

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Relation conjugale

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Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Hombre

;

Interacción social

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Comparación interindividual

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Estudio longitudinal

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Transición

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Satisfacción

;

Bienestar psicológico

;

Emoción emotividad

;

Relación conyugal

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 13817, 35400011807444.0060

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14763661



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