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ERIC Number: EJ862520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Self-Informant Agreement in Well-Being Ratings: A Meta-Analysis
Schneider, Leann; Schimmack, Ulrich
Social Indicators Research, v94 n3 p363-376 Dec 2009
A meta-analysis of published studies that reported correlations between self-ratings and informant ratings of well-being (life-satisfaction, happiness, positive affect, negative affect) was performed. The average self-informant correlation based on 44 independent samples and 81 correlations for a total of 8,897 participants was r = 0.42 [99% credibility interval = 0.39[vertical bar]0.45]. Statistically reliable moderators of agreement were construct (life-satisfaction = happiness greater than positive affect greater than negative affect), age of the target participant (older greater than younger), number of informants (multiple greater than single), and number of items in the measure (multiple greater than single). The implications for the validity of self-ratings of well-being as indicators of well-being are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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