Optimal human functioning around the world: A new index of eudaimonic well‐being in 166 nations

  title={Optimal human functioning around the world: A new index of eudaimonic well‐being in 166 nations},
  author={Mohsen Joshanloo},
  journal={British Journal of Psychology},
As more and more people realize that wealth fails to fully capture the essence of human well-being, interest in non-monetary measures of well-being has intensified. Eudaimonic well-being (EWB; i.e., optimal psychosocial functioning) is a largely overlooked aspect of national well-being that has never been examined at the global level. This study uses data from nearly 1,800,000 respondents recruited probabilistically from 166 countries between the years of 2005 and 2017 to construct an index of… 

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