Self-Concordance and Subjective Well-Being in Four Cultures

  title={Self-Concordance and Subjective Well-Being in Four Cultures},
  author={Zhigang Sun and Kennon M Sheldon and Andrew J Elliot and Richard M. Ryan and Valery I Chirkov and Youngmee Kim and Cindy N. Wu and Meliksah Demir},
Sheldon and colleagues have recently focused research attention on the concept of self-concordance, in which people feel that they pursue their goals because the goals fit with their underlying interests and values rather than because others say they should pursue them. Self-concordant individuals typically evidence higher subjective well-being (SWB). But is this also true in non-Western cultures, which emphasize people’s duty to conform to societal expectations and group-centered norms? To… CONTINUE READING