- Adam Alic, Univ. of British Columbia
- Kristin Laurin, Univ. of British Columbia
- Jessica Tracy,
What do people mean when they report being high or low in subjective socioeconomic status (SES)? One sample generated terms characterizing their self-reported SES; a second sample then validated frequently recurring terms. Results indicate that several factors contribute to subjective SES including material wealth, education, leisure, luck, privilege, occupational prestige, and emotional outlook.