Conceptions of happiness and life satisfaction : an exploratory study in 14 national groups
Personality and Individual Differences
Conception of happiness, Life satisfaction, Values, Culture, Happiness
This study examined the relationship between 4 conceptions of happiness and life satisfaction in a sample of 2715 university students across 14 national groups. The 4 conceptions were self-transcendence, self-directed hedonism, conservation, and self-enhancement, which emerged from a principal component analysis of a 19-item scale generated for the purpose of the present study. Results of multi-level modeling showed that self-transcendence and conservation predicted life satisfaction positively and significantly. In addition, we found that self-directed hedonism and self-enhancement interacted in their effects on life satisfaction.
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Joshanloo, M., Rizwan, M., Khilji, I. A., Ferreira, M. C., Poon, W.-C., Sundaram, S, … Tsukamoto, S. (2016). Conceptions of happiness and life satisfaction: An exploratory study in 14 national groups. Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 145-148. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.065