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Authors Title / Source Year Becker, P. Theoretische Grundlagen. (Theoretical Basis.)
Abele, A., Becker, P. (Eds).: "Wohlbefinden: Theorie, Empirie, Diagnostik", Juventa Verlag, 1991, München, Germany, 13 - 49
Bell, B.D. Cognitive Dissonance and the Life Satisfaction of Older Adults.
Journal of Gerontology, 1974, Vol. 29, 564 - 571
Bell, B.D. The Limitations of Crisis Theory as an Explanatory Mechanism in Social Gerontology.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1975, Vol. 6, 153 - 168
Brandstätter, H. Alltagsereignisse und Wohlbefinden. (Daily Events and Well-being.)
Abele, A.;Decker, P.(Eds).: "Wohlbefinden: Theorie, Empirie, Diagnostik", Juventa Verlag, 1991, München, Germany, 191 - 225
Bränholm, I.B. On Life Satisfaction, Occupational Roles, and Activity Preferences.
Dissertation, University of Umea, Sweden, 1992, Umea dissertation series nr 329
Brophy, A.L. Self, Role and Satisfaction.
Genetic Psychology Monographs, 1959, Vol. 59, 263 - 308
Campbell, A. The Sense of Well-Being in America.
McGraw-Hill, 1981, New York, USA
Cantril, H. The Pattern of Human Concern.
Rutgers University Press, 1965, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Czapinski, J. Illusions and Biases in Psychological Well-Being: An 'Onion'Theory of Happiness.
Paper presented at the Working Meeting of I.S.R. and I.S.S., 1991, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Grom, B. Glück, Lebenszufriedenheit und Sinn, Erfahrungswissenschaftlich Betrachtet. (Happiness, Satisfaction and Meaning: Empirical Approach).
Grom, B.;et al.Eds.:"Glück. Auf der Suche nach dem Guten Leben", Ullstein Verlag, 1987, Frankfurt, Germany, 13 - 190
Gutek, B.A.; Allen, H.; Lau, R.R.; Majchrzak, A.; Tyler, T.R. The Importance of Internal Referents as Determinants of Satisfaction.
Journal of Community Psychology, 1983, Vol. 11, 111 - 120
Harvey, C.D.; Bahr, H.M. Widowhood, Morale and Affiliation.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1974, Vol. 36, 97 - 106
MacKaye, J. The Economy of Happiness.
Little & Brow, 1906, Boston, USA
Maddox, G.L. Persistence of Life Style among the Elderly: A Longitudinal Study of Patterns of Social Activity in Relation to Life Satisfaction.
Neugarten, B.L.; Ed.: "Middle Age and Aging", University of Chicago Press, 1968, USA, 309 - 311
Marsella, A.J.; Fenton, F.R.; Jablensky, A.; Sartorius, N. Cross-Cultural Studies of Depressive Disorders: An Overview.
Kleinman A.; Good B.; Eds.: "Culture and Depression", University of California Press, 1985, Berkely, USA, 299 - 324
Mastekaasa, A.; Moum, T. The Perceived Quality of Life in Norway: Regional Variations and Contextual Effects.
Social Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 14, 385 - 419
Schuessler, K.F.; Fisher, G.A. Quality of Life Research and Sociology.
Annual Review of Sociology, 1985, Vol. 11, 129 - 149
Shin, D.C.; Johnson, D.M. Avowed Happiness as the Overall Assessment of the Quality of Life.
Social Indicators Research, 1978, Vol. 5, 475 - 492
Veenhoven, R. Vragen over Determinanten van Geluk.( Questions about Determinants of Happiness).
Working Paper, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Social Sciences, 1986, Netherlands
Watanabe, S. Happiness in the 21st Century Society.
Paper Presented at International Conference on Human Values, 1980, Tsukuba, Japan
Zautra, A.J.; Goodhart, D.E. Quality of Life Indicators: A Review of the Literature.
Community Mental Health Review, 1979, Vol. 4, 1 - 10
Headey, B. An Economic Model of Subjective Well-Being: Integrating Economic and Psychological Theories.
Social Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 97 - 116
Olson, G.I.; Scober, B.I. The Satisfied Poor.
Social Indicators Research, 1993, Vol. 28, 173 - 193
Pitkin, W.B. The Secret of Happiness.
Grosset & Dunlap, 1929, New York, USA
Brochman, G. Humanity and Happiness.
Victor Gollanncz, 1951, London, UK
Veenhoven, R.; Ehrhardt, J. The Cross-National Pattern of Happiness. Test of Predictions Implied in Three Theories of Happiness.
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 34, 33 - 68
Ormel, J.; Lindenberg, S.; Steverink, N. Well-Being and Social Production Functions.
Unpublished paper, 1995, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Omodei, M.M.; Wearing, A.J. Need Satisfaction and Involvement in Personal Projects: Toward an Integrative Model of Subjective Well-Being.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1990, Vol. 59, 762 - 769
Saris, W.E. Integration of Data and Theory: A Mixed Model of Satisfaction.
Saris, W.E.;et al;Eds.:"A Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe", Eötvös University Press, 1996, Hungary, 281 - 297
Veenhoven, R. Satisfaction and Social Position: Within Nation Differences, Compared Across Nations.
Saris, W.E.;et al;Eds.: "A Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe", Eötvös Universuty Press,1996, Hungary, 253 - 261
Veenhoven, R. Average Level of Satisfaction in 10 European Countries: Explanation of Differences.
Saris, W.E.;et al;Eds.: "A Comparative Study of Satisfaction with Life in Europe", Eötvös University Press,1996, Hungary, 243 - 252
Hagerty, M.R. Unifying Livability and Comparison Theory: Cross-National Time-Series Analysis of Life Satisfaction.
Social Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 47, 343 - 356
Ötsch, W. Glück und Realität: "Äussere" und "Innere" Glücksmodellen in der Theoriegeschichte der Ökonomie. (Happiness and Reality: Models of External and Internal Happiness in the History of Economic Thought).
Bellebaum, A.; Schaaff, H.;Zinn, K.G.;Eds.: "Ökonomie und Glück", Westdeutscher Verlag, 1999, Opladen, Germany, 105 - 123
Lykken, D.T. Happiness: What Studies on Twins Show Us About Nature, Nurture and the Happiness Set-Point.
Golden Books, 1999, New York, USA
Ormel, J.; Lindenberg, S.; Steverink, N.; Vonkorff, M. Quality of Life and Social Production Functions: A Framework for Understanding Health Effects.
Social Science and Medicine, 1997, Vol. 45, 1051 - 1063
Gadourek, I. Tevredenheid in een Welvaartsstaat in een Tijd van Overvloed. (Satisfaction in Affluence).
Mulder, M.;Ed.: "Mensen, Groepen, Organisaties", Van Gorcum, 1963, Assen, Netherlands, 298 - 318
Mayring, P. Psychologie des Glücks. (Psychology of Happiness).
Kohlhammer, 1991, Germany
Ormel, J.; Lindenberg, S.; Steverink, N.; Verbrugge, L.M. Subjective Well-Being and Social Production Functions.
Social Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 46, 61 - 90
Granzin, K.L.; Haggard, L.M. An Integrative Explanation for Quality of Life: Development and Test of a Structural Model.
Diener, E.;Rathz, D.R.;Eds.: "Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research", Kluwer, 2000, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 31 - 64
Schyns, P. The Relationship between Income, Changes in Income and Life-Satisfaction in West Germany and the Russian Federation. Relative, Absolute or a Combination of Both?
Diener, E.;Rathz, D.R.;Eds.: "Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research", Kluwer, 2000, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 83 - 110
Vowinckel, G. "Ein unstillbarer Durst ist ein immerwährendes Strafgericht". Emile Durkheims soziologische Moralpolitik. (Unsatiable Thirst is an Eternal Punishment. The Sociological Moralism of Emile Durkheim).
Bellebaum, A.; Barheier, K.;Eds.: "Glücksvorstellungen", Westdeutscher Verlag, 1997, Opladen, Germany, 56 - 74
Konow, J.; Early, J. The Hedonic Paradox: Is Homo-Economics Happier?
Paper, Loyola-Marimount University, 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA
Diener, E. Subjective Well-Being. The Science of Happiness and a Proposal for a National Index.
The American Psychologist, 2000, Vol. 55, 34 - 43
Argyle, M. Causes and Correlates of Happiness.
Kahneman, D.; Diener, E. Schwarz, N. (Eds).: "Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology", Russell Sage Foundations, 1999, New York, USA, 353 - 373
Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E. Personality and Subjective Well-Being.
Kahneman, D., Diener, E., Schwarz, N.(Eds).: "Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology", Russell Sage Foundation, 1999, New York, USA, 213 - 229
Buss, D.M. The Evolution of Happiness.
The American Psychologist, 2000, Vol. 55, 15 - 23
Triandis, H.C. Cultural Syndromes and Subjective Well-Being.
Diener, E.; Suh, E.M.; Eds.: "Culture and Subjective Well-Being", MIT Press, 2000, Cambridge, USA, 13 - 36
Oishi, S. Goals as Cornerstones of Subjective Well-Being: Linking Individuals and Cultures.
Diener, E.; Suh, E.M.; Eds.: "Culture and Subjective Well-Being", MIT Press, 2000, Cambridge, USA, 87 - 112
Ratzlaff, C.; Kouznetsova, N; Matsumoto, D.; Raroque, J.; Ray, R. Individual Psychological Culture and Subjective Well-Being.
Diener, E.; Suh, E.M.; Eds.: "Culture and Subjective Well-Being" , MIT Press, 2000, Cambridge, USA, 37 - 60
Barkow, J.H. Happiness in Evolutionary Perspective.
Segal, N.L. et al; Eds.: "Uniting Psychology and Biology", American Psychological Association, 1997, Washington DC, USA, 397 - 418
Lyubomirsky, S. Why are Some People Happier Than Others?
American Psychologist, 2001, Vol. 56, 239 - 249
VanBruggen, A.C. Individual Production of Social Well-Being. An Exploratory Study.
Thesis, State University Groningen, ICS, 2001, Netherlands
Diener, E.; Biswas-Diener, R. New Directions in Subjective Well-Being Research: The Cutting Edge.
Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2000, Vol. 27, 21 - 33
Scherpenzeel, A.C. Change and Stability of Satisfaction over One Year.
Zimmermann, E.; Tillmann, R.; Eds.: "Leben in der Schweiz", Peter Lang, 2004, Bern, Switzerland, 303 - 330
Parfit, D. Reasons and Persons, Appendix I: What Makes someone's Life Go Best?
Oxford University Press, 1984, UK, 492 - 503
Sirgy, M.J.; Ferriss, A.L.; Michalos, A.C. The Quality of Life (QOL) Research Movement: Past, Present, and Future.
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 76, 343 - 466
Ferriss, A.L. A Theory of Social Structure and the Quality of Life.
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2006, Vol. 1, 117 - 123
Easterlin, R.A. Building a Better Theory of Well-Being.
Bruni, L.;Porta, P.L.: ''Economics and Happiness", Oxford University Press, 2005, UK, 29 - 64
Frey, B.S.; Stutzer, A. Testing Theories of Happiness.
Bruni, L.;Porta, P.L.: ''Economics and Happiness'', Oxford University Press, 2005, UK, 116 - 146
Haller, M.; Hadler, M. How social Relations and Structures can produce Happiness and Unhappiness: an International comparative Analysis.
Social Indicators Research, 2006, vol. 75: 169-216
Graham, L.; Oswald, A.J. Hedonic Capital.
Paper, University College of London, 2006, UK
Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E. Explaining Differences in Societal Levels of Happiness: Relative Standards, Need Fulfillment, Culture, and Evaluation Theory.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2000, Vol.1, 41 - 73.
Vitterso, J. Flow versus Life Satisfaction: A Projective Use of Cartoons to illustrate the Difference between the Evaluation Approach and the Intrinsic Motivation Approach to Subjective Quality of Life.
Journal of Happiness Studies: 2003, Vol. 4, 141 - 167
Schyns, P. Income and Satisfaction in Russia.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2001, Vol. 2, 173 - 204
Haybron, D.M. Philosophy and the Science of Subjective Well-Being.
Eid, M.; Larsen, R.J.;Eds.: ''The Science of Subjective Well-Being'', The Guilford Press, 2008, New York, USA, 17 - 43
Hill, S.E.; Buss, D.M. Evolution and Subjective Well-Being.
Eid, M.; Larsen, R.J.;Eds.: ''The Science of Subjective Well-Being'', The Guilford Press, 2008, New York, USA, 62 - 79
Sirgy, M.J.; Wu, J. The Pleasant life, the Engaged Life and the Meaningful Life: What about the Balanced Life?
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2009, Vol. 10, 183-196.
Brülde, B. Lycka och Lidande: Begrepp, Metod, Förklaring. (Happiness and Suffering: Concepts, Method, Explanation).
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2007, Sweden
Dowling, J.M.; Chin-Fang, Y. Homeostasis and Well-Being.
Paper no 9-2006, SMU, 2006, Singapore
Hill, S.E.; Delpriore, D. J.; Major, B. An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective on Happiness.
David, S. A.; Boniwell, I.; Ayers, A. C.; Eds: "The Oxford Handbook of Happiness", Oxford University Press, 2013, Oxford, UK, 875 - 886
VanHoorn, A.A.; Senturk, E. Consumer Capital as the Source of Happiness: The Missing Economic Theory Underlying the Income-Happiness Paradox.
NICE Working Paper, 2012, Vol. 108, 1 - 22
Pugno, M. On the Foundation of Happiness in Economics Reinterpreting Tibor Scitovsky
Routledge, New York, USA, 2016
Guerini, M.; Nuvolati, G. Happiness, Subjective and Objective Indicators.
Bruni L.; Porta P.L.; Eds.:"Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life"' Edward Elgar, 2016, Cheltenham, UK / Northampton, USA, 400 - 418
Lyubomirsky, S. A Construal Approach to Increasing Happiness.
Psychological Health and Psychological Problems, Chapter 13, 229 - 224
Veenhoven, R. Why Sociological Theory of Happiness Falls Short
Social Indicators Network News (SINET), 2014, Nr. 119-120, 1 - 4
Krys, K.; Oishi, S.; Uchida, Y. Open Society Fosters Satisfaction: Explanation to Why Individualism Associates with Country Level Measures of Satisfaction
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2019, Vol. 14, 768-778