Observance of the Buddhist Five Precepts, Subjective Wealth, and Happiness among Buddhists in Bangkok, Thailand

@article{Ariyabuddhiphongs2010ObservanceOT,
  title={Observance of the Buddhist Five Precepts, Subjective Wealth, and Happiness among Buddhists in Bangkok, Thailand},
  author={V. Ariyabuddhiphongs and Donnapat Jaiwong},
  journal={Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv F{\"u}r Religionpsychologie},
  year={2010},
  volume={32},
  pages={327 - 344}
}
This study tests the Buddhist hypothesis that observance of Buddhist Five Precepts leads to subjective wealth, and happiness. Gotama Buddha defined happiness as the result of subjective wealth: having wealth, using wealth, not being in debt, and engaging in a harmless profession. Four hundred residents of Bangkok participated in the study by responding to scales assessing the extent of their observance of the Five Precepts, subjective wealth, and domain satisfactions and life satisfaction… Expand

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