Meta-analytic techniques were used to synthesize findings on black-white differences in subjective well-being among noninstitutionalized adults. The dependent variable was zero-order estimates of the race/subjective well-being relation. Predictors were a composite of quality of study ratings, age midrange, and year of publication. We found that race is related to subjective well-being, with whites reporting slightly higher levels of subjective well-being than blacks. The composite of study quality was positively, and age midrange was inversely, related to race/subjective well-being associations. Year of publication was not an efficient predictor. These effect sizes indicate that black-white differences in subjective well-being decrease with age.
- Life satisfaction
- Subjective well-being
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology