Subjective Well-Being and Universal Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Study

Petia Genkova


Until now it has not been analysed in previous research if and how cultures affect the well-being of people. It was the aim of this investigation to find conform and different patterns of subjective cultural well-being in the examined cultures of Bulgaria, France, Germany and China. Overall, 280 test persons from these countries were surveyed, namely 70 persons from each country. These samples are connected with different cultural traditions. A cohort design was used with subject to age and sex to assure comparability and to be able to meet the demands for a variance analysis. Overall, the results show that the relationships between the cultural patterns and the subjective specific well-being are not as strong as assumed, but significant. The sociodemographic variables do not influence subjective well-being.

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