A study was conducted to replicate some of the findings of Andrews and McKennell (1980), who examined affective, cognitive, and other components of global subjective well-being measures among respondents from the United States and Britain. Using data collected from 1068 Canadians, linear structural relations (LISREL) estimates of affective, cognitive, and error components of three global well-being measures provided general support for Andrews and McKennell's findings. Implications of the results, such as impact on the design of future studies and measures of subjective well-being, are discussed.

Social Indicators Research
Department of Psychology

Horley, J. (James), & Little, B.R. (1985). Affective and cognitive components of global subjective well-being measures. Social Indicators Research, 17(2), 189–197. doi:10.1007/BF00302421