Fitting In and Getting Happy : How Conformity to Societal Norms Affects Subjective Well-being. (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Fitting In and Getting Happy : How Conformity to Societal Norms Affects Subjective Well-being.

Author: Olga Stavrova
Publisher: Frankfurt/M. : Campus Verlag, 2014.
Series: Akteure und Strukturen. Studien zur vergleichenden empirischen Sozialforschung.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do unemployment, religiosity and morality affect our well-being? Olga Stavrova's study, based on survey data from over 70 countries, shows what influence socio-cultural characteristics have on happiness. She demonstrates that happiness is influenced by an interaction between our actions and the socio-cultural characteristics of our society.
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Stavrova, Olga.
Fitting In and Getting Happy : How Conformity to Societal Norms Affects Subjective Well-being.
Frankfurt/M. : Campus Verlag, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Stavrova
ISBN: 9783593422923 3593422921
OCLC Number: 871859054
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Happiness as a Subject of Scientific Inquiry; 1.1 Happiness: The Old New Concept; 1.2 Happiness, Life Satisfaction and Subjective Well-being; 1.3 Is Happiness Measurable?; 2 Theories of Happiness: An Overview; 2.1 Born Happy: The Effect of Genetic Predispositions; 2.2 Getting Happy: Bottom-up Approach to Happiness; 2.3 Goals Theories; 2.4 Value-as-a-Moderator Model; 2.5 Social Comparison Theories; 3 Theoretical Foundations of the Social Norms Framework of Happiness; 3.1 The Power of Social Influence. 3.2 Informational and Normative Social Influence3.3 Descriptive and Injunctive Norms; 3.4 Social Sanctions and Rewards; 3.5 Normative Conformity and Subjective Well-being: Empirical Evidence; 3.6 The Social Norms Framework of Happiness: Summary and Predictions; 4 The Case of Unemployment; 4.1 The Effect of Personal Unemployment on Well-being; 4.2 The Social Norm Effect; 4.3 Method; 4.4 Results; 4.5 Discussion; 5 The Case of Cohabitation and Gender; 5.1 Cohabitation and Men's and Women's Well-being; 5.2 Social Influence and Gender Conformity; 5.3 Method; 5.4 Results; 5.5 Discussion. 6 The Case of Religiosity6.1 Religion and Subjective Well-being; 6.2 Religiosity as a Social Norm; 6.3 Study 1; 6.3.1 Method; 6.3.2 Results; 6.4 Study 2; 6.4.1 Method; 6.4.2 Results; 6.5 General Discussion; 7 The Case of Civic Virtue; 7.1 Virtue and Subjective Well-being; 7.2 Civic Virtue; 7.3 Study 1; 7.3.1 Method; 7.3.2 Results; 7.4 Study 2; 7.4.1 Method; 7.4.2 Results; 7.5 General Discussion; 8 Integrative Discussion; 8.1 The Social Norms Framework of Happiness and Its Place in Happiness Research; 8.2 Some Considerations of Descriptive vs. Injunctive Norms. 8.3 A Tribute to Sociology: What is a Societal Normative Climate and Does It Contribute to Citizens' Happiness?9 Directions for Future Research; 9.1 Prosociality and Subjective Well-being in Cross-National Comparison; 9.2 Some Methodological Refinements (Using an Example of Prosociality); 9.3 Gender-Role Norms and Subjective Well-being in Cross-National Comparison; 9.4 Learning from the Happiness of Others; 10 Building a Bridge between Sociology and Social Psychology; Closing Words; Appendix; Figure Credits; References; Index.
Series Title: Akteure und Strukturen. Studien zur vergleichenden empirischen Sozialforschung.

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Do unemployment, religiosity, or morality play a role in people's perception of happiness and well-being? Using large-scale survey data from more than seventy countries, the author shows that to a  Read more...

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