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Achieving Sustainable Gains in Happiness: Change Your Actions, not Your Circumstances*

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
twitter
1 tweeter
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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183 Dimensions

Readers on

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373 Mendeley
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8 CiteULike
Chapter title
Achieving Sustainable Gains in Happiness: Change Your Actions, not Your Circumstances*
Published in
Journal of Happiness Studies, March 2006
DOI 10.1007/s10902-005-0868-8
Authors

Kennon M. Sheldon, Sonja Lyubomirsky

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 3%
United Kingdom 8 2%
Canada 4 1%
Germany 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 7 2%
Unknown 331 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 99 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 67 18%
Researcher 41 11%
Student > Bachelor 37 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 6%
Other 108 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 231 62%
Social Sciences 44 12%
Unspecified 27 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 23 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 2%
Other 39 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 July 2017.
All research outputs
#577,443
of 12,323,473 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Happiness Studies
#77
of 582 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,033
of 267,577 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Happiness Studies
#2
of 14 outputs
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