One of the major goals of our work has been to develop methods for measuring perceived well-being. To this end, preceding chapters have reported an extensive series of investigations designed to provide the fundamental knowledge that, hopefully, will lead the way toward better measurement methods. The quest is for measuring instruments, batteries of questionnaire or interview items, that are broad in their coverage of relevant concerns; that accurately reflect people’s true feelings about these concerns; that are statistically efficient (in the sense of avoiding nonproductive redundancies); that are easy and economical to use; and that are sufficiently flexible that they can be tailored to the needs of particular applications and make good use of the resources available.
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