Self-assessed satisfaction is typically measured on an ordinal scale of verbal categories ('very satisfied,' 'somewhat satisfied,' etc.). Are the boundaries that persons implicity set between contiguous categories uniformly set across persons and/or across domains of satisfaction? Or are they variably sensitive to status characteristics and/or to domain? Analysis of relevant data demonstrate systematic variations and sensitivities in the semantics of satisfaction. Moreover, this semantic elasticity affects other estimates in models of self-assessed satisfaction.
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