Cross-Cultural Variations in Predictors of Life Satisfaction: Perspectives from Needs and Values

  title={Cross-Cultural Variations in Predictors of Life Satisfaction: Perspectives from Needs and Values},
  author={Shigehiro Oishi and Edward Francis Diener and Richard E. Lucas and Eunkook M. Suh},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={980 - 990}
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 satisfaction in poorer nations, whereas home life satisfaction was more strongly related to life satisfaction in wealthy nations. In Study 2 (39 nations, N = 6,782), the authors found that satisfaction with esteem needs (e.g., the self and freedom) predicted global life satisfaction more strongly… 

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