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June 2012     Excellent research  into 22 European nations accounts of wellbeing is on  NEF (New Economics Foundation, UK) website.

NEF is a UK charity promoting global
interdependence, thriving communities, wellbeing & future economy for policy-makers, governments & organisations.

NEF is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environmental and social issues. We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.”

Professor Lord Richard Layard, November 2008

NEF used 2  components in their comprehensive research of wellbeing personal & social wellbeing.  Denmark was top scorer for personal & social wellbeing.   I wonder how NZ would shape up in comparison.

more on Sub-components of Personal Well-beingSub-components of Personal well-being

  • Emotional well-being.

Positive feelings – How often positive emotions are felt.
Absence of negative feelings – The frequency with which negative emotions are felt, with higher scores representing less frequent negative emotions.

  •   Satisfying life.

Having positive evaluation of your life overall, representing the results of four questions about satisfaction and life evaluations.

  •   Vitality.

Having energy, feeling well-rested and healthy, and being physically active.

  •   Resilience and self-esteem.

Self-esteem – Feeling good about yourself.
Optimism – Feeling optimistic about your future.
Resilience – Being able to deal with life’s difficulties.

  •   Positive functioning.

This can be summed up as ‘doing well’. It includes four subcomponents:

Autonomy – Feeling free to do what you want and having the time to do it.
Competence – Feeling accomplishment from what you do and being able to make use of your abilities.  Engagement – Feeling absorbed in what you are doing and that you have opportunities to learn.     Meaning and purpose – Feeling that what you do in life is valuable, worthwhile and valued by others.

Sub-components of Social well-being

Social well-being is made up of two main components:

  •   Supportive relationships.

The extent and quality of interactions in close relationships with family, friends and others who provide support.

  •   Trust and belonging.

Trusting other people, being treated fairly and respectfully by them, and feeling a sense of belonging with and support from people where you live.

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