A qué se refiere la gente cuando informa que son felices o que están satisfechos con la vida


  • Americo Baptista University Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
  • Cristina Camilo University Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
  • Isabel Santos University Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
  • Jose de Almeida Brites Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon
  • Joana Brites Rosa University Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
  • Enrique García Fernández-Abascal UNED http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4695-2571
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.3.229121
Palabras clave: felicidad, satisfacción con la vida, bienestar subjetivo


El estudio de la felicidad estuvo dominado con el modelo de bienestar subjetivo. Con la llegada de la psicología positiva entran en juego los modelos de felicidad hedónicos y eudaimónico, pero los principales estudios siguen utilizando medidas de un solo elemento de satisfacción con la vida o de felicidad. En este trabajo estudiamos la asociación entre la satisfacción con la vida y la felicidad, medida cada una de ellas con un solo ítem mediante una representación gráfica de una escalera y de un termómetro, y los tres modelos de felicidad: el bienestar subjetivo, la felicidad eudaimónica y la felicidad hedonista. Los resultados mostraron que el bienestar subjetivo fue el principal predictor de la satisfacción con la vida y el modelo hedónico también predijo en menor grado esa misma variable. Para el caso de la felicidad los predictores fueron los mismos, pero en orden inverso, el predictor principal fue el modelo hedónico y en un menor grado por el bienestar subjetivo. Contrariamente a nuestra hipótesis, la perspectiva de felicidad eudaimónica no es un predictor en ninguno de los modelos. Estos resultados subrayan la importancia de la interacción entre una perspectiva cognitiva o una hedónica en el estudio de la felicidad.


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Baptista, A., Camilo, C., Santos, I., de Almeida Brites, J., Brites Rosa, J., & García Fernández-Abascal, E. (2016). A qué se refiere la gente cuando informa que son felices o que están satisfechos con la vida. Anales de Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 32(3), 803–809. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.32.3.229121