Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

Subjective happiness and psychological well-being

Khalane Shashikant Hari

Head, Deptt. Of Psychology, Z.B. Patil College, Dhule. (Maharashtra), India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.016


The concept of well-being, however, tends to include two approaches- hedonic (subjective well-being) and eudemonic (psychological well-being). The study was conducted in Khandesh. A simple random sampling technique was used for this study.  410 women (225 urban and 185 rural, N= 410) whose age group ranged from 21 to 50 years was selected for this study. Based on the nature of the problem and objectives for the present research, two randomized groups and correlation design was used. The tools used in this research were the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) by Lyubomirsky and Lepper and PWBS inventory by Ryff and Keyes. The finding shows that urban women feel more negative affect than rural women.  According to the manual of the test used it is observed that both the urban and rural women show some degree of happiness with their life. It is concluded that women have developed the tendency to regulate themselves and be happy in their life. In urban and rural women the term “Psychological well-being” has similar senses. Area wise PWB is additional showing a median level.  Psychological well-being (PWB) of the urban and rural women was found to be highly correlated with subjective happiness.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020