Subjective Well-Being: Psychological Predictors, Social Influences and Economical Aspects

Victoria Adkins (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY036000

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Philosophy has long wondered about relations between a happy and an honest, moral life. This book includes chapters on the relationship between the satisfaction with life (the cognitive component of subjective well-being) and happiness. Furthermore, the economics of happiness and subjective well-being (SWB) has been the focus of considerable attention among social scientists recently. All individuals want to be happy, but not everybody is happy. The authors examine the micro and macroeconomic influences on enhancing happiness and SWB. Other chapters aim to help the reader understand 1.

Whether job satisfaction is a key predictor of overall life satisfaction 2. The relationship between human capital and subjective well-being in several countries 3. The advantages of proactive coping for expectant mothers’ mental health during pregnancy and postpartum 4. Components of well-being in older adults, including socioeconomic status (SES) and multiple psychological and social factors (including the impact of religion on subjective well-being); 5. The correlation between gratitude and subjective well-being; 6.

The effect of quality of governance on subjective well-being 7. The levels of psychic well-being (PWB) and the differences between individuals’ PWB according to their gender, working position and years of service and finally, the study included in the last chapter of the book explores the associations between subjective well-being (happiness, health and self-esteem)religiosity and depression in adolescents. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Life Satisfaction and Happiness: Are They Values?
(Elena Antonelli, Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Italy)

Micro and Macro Aspects of Happiness and Subjective Well-Being
(Darma Mahadea, Irrshad Kaseeram, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)

Does Job Satisfaction Make You Happy? An Analysis on ESS Data
(Emiliano Sironi, Nicola Gianoni, Department of Statistical Sciences,
Catholic University, Largo Gemelli, Milan, Italy, and others)

Does Human Capital Buy Happiness? Evidence from Several International Skills Surveys
(Federica Cornali, University of Turin, Italy)

The Role of Proactive Coping in First-time Mothers’ Mental Well-Being
(Susanne N. Biehle, Chelsea Schumacher, Emily Hellmann, DePauw University, Department of Psychology, Greencastle, IN, USA)

Life Satisfaction in Older Adults: Psychosocial and Subjective Socioeconomic Considerations
(Patricia Simone, Amie Haas, & Rowena Gomez, Santa Clara University, Palo Alto University, CA, USA)

Religious Coping and Well-Being in Middle Adulthood: The Mediational Role of Meaning in Life
(Dariusz Krok, Opole University, Poland)

Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being among Highly Achieving Chinese Early Adolescent Students in Hong Kong
(David W. Chan, Xiaoyan Sun and Lai-kwan Chan, Program for the Gifted and Talented, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)

Do Perceptions about Public Corruption Influence Subjective Well-being? Evidence from Africa
(Iddisah Sulemana, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics,
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA)

Differences in Psychic Well-Being of Slovenian Employees
(Simona Šarotar Žižek and Vesna Èanèer, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Maribor, Slovenia)

Subjective Well-Being, Religiosity, and Depression among Adolescents from Qatar
(Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt)

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