Social Indicators Research

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 1–46

Developments in satisfaction-research

  • Ruut Veenhoven

DOI: 10.1007/BF00300268

Cite this article as:
Veenhoven, R. Soc Indic Res (1996) 37: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00300268


This paper reviews advances in the study of satisfaction in the context of Social Indicators Research. Five developments are considered: (1) changes in the conceptualization of satisfaction, (2) advances in the measurement of satisfaction, (3) growth of a significant body of comparative data on satisfaction, (4) the map of satisfaction that emerges from these developments, (5) resulting advances in understanding of the appraisal-process, and (6) developments in the use of the satisfaction concept in wider conceptions of welfare.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruut Veenhoven
    • 1
  1. 1.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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