Social Indicators Research

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 195–224 | Cite as

Happiness and Satisfaction: Measures of Affect and Cognition?

  • Karen J. Crooker
  • Janet P. Near


Analyses of data from six national samples of adult respondents indicated that happiness could be predicted better from cognitive measures of domain satisfaction and work attitudes than from a measure of positive affect, thereby calling into question the widely accepted argument that satisfaction measures are cognitive and happiness measures affective in orientation. Perhaps distinctions between cognitive and affective measures are illusory in studies of subjective well being.


Positive Affect National Sample Cognitive Measure Work Attitude Satisfaction Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen J. Crooker
    • 1
  • Janet P. Near
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin MilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityUSA

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