What Makes You Happy?: A Comparison of Self-reported Criteria of Happiness Between Two Cultures

  title={What Makes You Happy?: A Comparison of Self-reported Criteria of Happiness Between Two Cultures},
  author={Dong Yul Lee and Sung Hee Park and Max R. Uhlemann and Philip Patsult},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
Based on the cross-cultural psychosocial notion of individualism and collectivism, comparisons between two contrasting cultures with regard to the criteria for avowed happiness were made. The Happiness Questionnaire, which contains four open-ended questions (e.g., “What makes you happy?”), and two objective items assessing the level of perceived happiness were administered to Canadian and Korean students. The responses to the four questions were content-analyzed along 14 categories. Comparisons… 
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