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Tartalmi kivonat: Rövid leírás: A kötet 19 szerző tanulmányait tartalmazza a kultúra és a jóllét kapcsolatának kérdésköréből. -- Részletes leírás: A kötet 19 szerző tanulmányait tartalmazza a kultúra és a jóllét kapcsolatának kérdésköréből.
„The question of what constitutes the good life has been pondered for millennia. Yet only in the last decades has the study of well-being become a scientific endeavor. This book is based on the idea that we can empirically study quality of life and make cross-society comparisons of subjective well-being (SWB).
A potential problem in studying SWB across societies is that of cultural relativism: if societies have different values, the members of those societies will use different criteria in evaluating the success of their society. By examining, however, such aspects of SWB as whether people believe they are living correctly, whether they enjoy their lives, and whether others important to them believe they are living well, SWB can represent the degree to which people in a society are achieving the values they hold dear.
The contributors analyze SWB in relation to money, age, gender, democracy, and other factors. Among the interesting findings is that although wealthy nations are on average happier than poor ones, people do not get happier as a wealthy nation grows wealthier.” [Id. a kiadó honlapjáról.]
A kötet használatát mutató segíti.
A kötet fő részei tanulmánycímekkel:
I. Introduction (1. Measuring Subjective Well-being to Compare the Quality of Life of Cultures; 2. Cultural Syndromes and Subjective Well-being; 3. Individual Psychological Culture and Subjective Well-being);
II. Cultural Differences in he Definition and Causes of Well-being (4. Self, the Hyphen between Culture and Subjective Well-being; 5. Goals as Cornerstones of Subjective Well-being: Linking Individuals and Cultures; 6. The Pursuit of Happiness and the Realization of Sympathy: Cultural Patterns of Self, Social Relations, and Well-being);
III. Societal Conditions (7. Genes, Culture, Democracy, and Happiness; 8. Money and Happiness: Income and Subjective Well-being Across Nations; 9. National Differences in Micro and Macro Worry: Social, Economic, and Cultural Explanations; 10. Freedom and Happiness: A Comparative Study in Forty-four Nations int he Early 1990s);
IV. Individual Differences (11. Age and Sex Differences in Subjective Well-being across Cultures; 12. Perceived Control and Subjective Well-being across Nations and across the Life Span).

Cím: Culture and subjective well-being
Monguz 2.3.2 (c) Monguz Kft., HunTéka 1.9 plugin (c) MTA SZTAKI & Monguz Kft.