Journal of Statistical and Econometric Methods

A Second Look at Subjective Wellbeing Using Differential Item Functioning

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  • Abstract


    The current investigation uses latent variable modeling to investigate Subjective Well-Being (SWB). As a follow-up to Larwin, Harvey, and Constantinou (2020), subjective wellbeing is presented through third-order factor model, which explains two-second order factors, SWB and Interpersonal Experiences (IES) while incorporating measures of relationship and resiliency self-evaluations. Additionally, the current investigation considers differential item functioning not considered in the existing SWB literature.

    JEL classification numbers: C1,C3,C4,C9.

    Keywords: Subjective Well-Being, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Subjective Happiness Scale, Brief Resiliency Scale, Relationship Assessment Scale, Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC), Weighted least squares mean variance adjusted estimator (WLSMV).