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MOYANO DIAZ, Emilio  y  RAMOS ALVARADO, Nadia. Bienestar subjetivo: midiendo satisfacción vital, felicidad y salud en población chilena de la Región Maule. Universum [online]. 2007, vol.22, n.2, pp. 177-193. ISSN 0718-2376.

The purpose in this study is to evaluate the subjective well-being through its cognitive components, measured as general satisfaction and its domains, and its affective components, measured as happiness, and analyze the relationship with sociodemographic variables. The sample was formed by 927 people, workers and students, between 17 and 77 years old, who answered three instruments. Results indicate that the persons are satisfied with their life, being their family the principal source of happiness. Married people are happier and more satisfied than singles, and younger persons have lower level of happiness and satisfaction than older persons. Regarding to self-perceived health, men and women did not differ in their perception on general or physical health, although women reported a more negative perception about their mental health than men. Neither men nor women would stop working out of house if they could do it. Finally, a direct and significant relation was found between happiness, self-reported health and vital satisfaction, which is supported by other studies in the field

Palabras clave : Subjective well-being; Vital satisfaction; happiness.

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