alexa Cultural values and happiness: an East-West dialogue.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Author(s): Luo L, Gilmour R, Kao SF

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Abstract Happiness as a state of mind may be universal, but its meaning is complex and ambiguous. The authors directly examined the relationships between cultural values and experiences of happiness in 2 samples, by using a measurement of values derived from Chinese culture and a measurement of subjective well-being balanced for sources of happiness salient in both the East and the West. The participants were university students-439 from an Eastern culture (Taiwan) and 344 from a Western culture (the United Kingdom). Although general patterns were similar in the 2 samples, the relationships between values and happiness were stronger in the Taiwanese sample than in the British sample. The values social integration and human-heartedness had culture-dependent effects on happiness, whereas the value Confucian work dynamism had a culture-general effect on happiness. This article was published in J Soc Psychol and referenced in Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

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