Race and subjective well-being in adulthood: A black-white research synthesis

William A. Stock, Morris A. Okun, Marilyn J. Haring, Robert A. Witter

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-197
Number of pages6
JournalHuman Development
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

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Keywords

  • Happiness
  • Life satisfaction
  • Meta-analysis
  • Morale
  • Race
  • Subjective well-being

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Stock, W. A., Okun, M. A., Haring, M. J., & Witter, R. A. (1985). Race and subjective well-being in adulthood: A black-white research synthesis. Human Development, 28(4), 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1159/000272960

Race and subjective well-being in adulthood : A black-white research synthesis. / Stock, William A.; Okun, Morris A.; Haring, Marilyn J.; Witter, Robert A.

In: Human Development, Vol. 28, No. 4, 1985, p. 192-197.

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Stock, WA, Okun, MA, Haring, MJ & Witter, RA 1985, 'Race and subjective well-being in adulthood: A black-white research synthesis', Human Development, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1159/000272960
Stock, William A. ; Okun, Morris A. ; Haring, Marilyn J. ; Witter, Robert A. / Race and subjective well-being in adulthood : A black-white research synthesis. In: Human Development. 1985 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 192-197.
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