Conceptions of happiness and life satisfaction : an exploratory study in 14 national groups

Mohsen JOSHANLOO, Muhammad RIZWAN, Imran Ahmed KHILJI, Maria Cristina FERREIRA, Wai-Ching POON, Suresh SUNDARAM, Lok Sang HO, Victoria Wai-lan YEUNG, Gyuseog HAN, Jaechang BAE, Melikşah DEMIR, Mustapha ACHOUI, Joyce S. PANG, Ding-Yu JIANG, Sanne M. A. LAMERS, Yucel TURAN, Zarina Kh. LEPSHOKOVA, Tatiana PANYUSHEVA, Amerkhanova NATALIA, Ryosuke ASANOTasuku IGARASHI, Saori TSUKAMOTO

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume102
Early online date7 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Conception of happiness
  • Life satisfaction
  • Values
  • Culture
  • Happiness

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.065
JOSHANLOO, Mohsen ; RIZWAN, Muhammad ; KHILJI, Imran Ahmed ; FERREIRA, Maria Cristina ; POON, Wai-Ching ; SUNDARAM, Suresh ; HO, Lok Sang ; YEUNG, Victoria Wai-lan ; HAN, Gyuseog ; BAE, Jaechang ; DEMIR, Melikşah ; ACHOUI, Mustapha ; PANG, Joyce S. ; JIANG, Ding-Yu ; LAMERS, Sanne M. A. ; TURAN, Yucel ; LEPSHOKOVA, Zarina Kh. ; PANYUSHEVA, Tatiana ; NATALIA, Amerkhanova ; ASANO, Ryosuke ; IGARASHI, Tasuku ; TSUKAMOTO, Saori. / Conceptions of happiness and life satisfaction : an exploratory study in 14 national groups. In: Personality and Individual Differences. 2016 ; Vol. 102. pp. 145-148.
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