According to Pavot and Diener (1993), psychological well-being refers to the subjective experience of two aspects of one's psychological experience:
- Emotional or affective experience (i.e., positive and negative affect)
- Conceptual or cognitive experience (i.e., satisfaction with life, relationships, work, and leisure)
Pavot, W., & Diener, E. (1993). Review of the satisfaction with life scale. Psychological Assessment, 5, 164-172.