ABSTRACT 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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Keywords happiness, life satisfaction, review, subjective well-being
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00300268, hdl.handle.net/1765/16306
Journal Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement
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Veenhoven, R. (1996). Developments in satisfaction research. Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, 37, 1–46. doi:10.1007/BF00300268