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Subjective Well-Being: Three Decades of Progress
W. Wilson's (1967) review of the area of subjective well-being (SWB) advanced several conclusions regarding those who report high levels of "happiness". A number of his conclusions have been…
MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE: ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND SUBJECTIVE INDICATORS
Thinkers have discussed the “good life” and the desirable society for millennia. In the last decades, scientists offered several alternative approaches to defining and measuring quality of life:…
Culture, identity consistency, and subjective well-being.
- E. Suh
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 December 2002
This research revisits the classic thesis in psychology that identity consistency is a prerequisite condition of psychological well-being and finds that people with a more consistent self-view had a more clear self-knowledge, were more assertive, and had self-experiences that were less affected by the perspectives of others.
The Shifting Basis of Life Satisfaction Judgments Across Cultures: Emotions Versus Norms
The relative importance of emotions versus normative beliefs for life satisfaction judgments was compared among individualist and collectivist nations in 2 large sets of international data (in total,…
Discriminant validity of well-being measures.
The convergent and discriminant validities of well-being concepts were examined using multitrait-multimethod matrix analyses and showed that life satisfaction is discrim inable from positive and negative affect, positive affect is discriminable fromnegative affect, and life Satisfaction is discriminating from optimism and self-esteem.
Cultural influences on personality.
A large body of literature suggests that the Big Five personality factors emerge in various cultures, but caution is required in arguing for such universality, because most studies have not included emic (culture-specific) traits and have not studied samples that are extremely different in culture from Western samples.
The Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale.
This article introduces The Temporal Satisfaction With Life Scale (TSWLS), and reports data establishing its reliability and validity as a measure of life satisfaction. The addition of a temporal…
Cross-Cultural Variations in Predictors of Life Satisfaction: Perspectives from Needs and Values
The authors tested for cross-cultural difference in predictors of life satisfaction. In Study 1 (39 nations, N = 54,446), they found that financial satisfaction was more strongly associated with life…
Recent Findings on Subjective Well-Being
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Culture, distress, and oxytocin receptor polymorphism (OXTR) interact to influence emotional support seeking
- Heejung S. Kim, D. Sherman, Shelley E. Taylor
- Psychology, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 August 2010
The findings suggest that OXTR rs53576 is sensitive to input from the social environment, specifically cultural norms regarding emotional social support seeking and indicates that psychological distress and culture are important moderators that shape behavioral outcomes associated with OX TR genotypes.