A person-centered evaluation of subjective well-being using a latent profile analysis: Associations with negative life events, distress, and emotion regulation strategies
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AbstractThe present study examined the structure of subjective well-being (SWB) using a person-centered approach, and tested whether SWB profiles differed in a number of self-reported negative life events, emotional distress, and cognitive emotion regulation strategies. The sample included a total of 945 undergraduate students from Serbia (78% female, M<sub>age</sub> = 20.14 years). A 3-step latent profile analysis with partial conditional independence revealed four profiles, which have been tentatively labeled: low SWB (a combination of low life satisfaction, low positive affect, and high negative affect), mixed SWB (moderate to high life satisfaction, moderate to low positive affect, high negative affect), moderately low SWB (low life satisfaction, moderate to low positive affect, moderate negative affect), high SWB (high life satisfaction, high positive affect, low negative affect). A comparison of SWB profiles applied to symptoms of emotional distress, along with the number of self-reported negative life events and emotion regulation strategies, offered support to the validity of four SWB profiles. Our findings suggest that a person-centered perspective might be a valuable tool for understanding the structure of SWB.
CitationLazić, M., Jovanović, V., Gavrilov-Jerković, V. and Boyda, D. (2021) A person-centered evaluation of subjective well-being using a latent profile analysis: Associations with negative life events, distress, and emotion regulation strategies. Stress and Health, 37(5), pp.962– 972. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3056
JournalStress and Health
PubMed ID33899321 (pubmed)
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Wiley in Stress and Health, available online: https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3056 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Grant No. 179006).
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