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Societal emotional environments and cross-cultural differences in life satisfaction : A forty-nine country study

Societal emotional environments and cross-cultural differences in life satisfaction : A forty-nine country study


Title: Societal emotional environments and cross-cultural differences in life satisfaction : A forty-nine country study
Author: Krys, Kuba
Yeung, June Chun
Capaldi, Colin A.
Lun, Vivian Miu Chi
Torres, Claudio
van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
Bond, Michael Harris
Zelenski, John M.
Haas, Brian W.
Park, Joonha
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Date: 2022
Language: English
Scope: 14
Department: Faculty of Psychology
Series: Journal of Positive Psychology; 17(1)
ISSN: 1743-9760
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2020.1858332
Subject: Samfélag; Menning; Rómanska Ameríka; Rómanska Ameríka; Lífið; Ánægja; culture; emotion expression; emotion regulation; Latin America; life satisfaction; Societal emotional environment; societal well-being; Psychology (all)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/3269

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Krys , K , Yeung , J C , Capaldi , C A , Lun , V M C , Torres , C , van Tilburg , W A P , Bond , M H , Zelenski , J M , Haas , B W , Park , J , Maricchiolo , F , Vauclair , C M , Kosiarczyk , A , Kocimska-Zych , A , Kwiatkowska , A , Adamovic , M , Pavlopoulos , V , Fülöp , M , Sirlopu , D , Okvitawanli , A , Boer , D , Teyssier , J , Malyonova , A , Gavreliuc , A , Uchida , Y , Serdarevich , U , Akotia , C , Appoh , L , Mira, D.M , A , Baltin , A , Denoux , P , Dominguez-Espinosa , A , Esteves , C S , Gamsakhurdia , V , Garðarsdóttir , R B , Igbokwe , D O , Igou , E R , Işık , İ , Kascakova , N , Klůzová Kračmárová , L , Kronberger , N , Lee , J H , Liu , X , Barrientos , P E , Mohorić , T , Mustaffa , N F , Mosca , O , Nader , M , Nadi , A , van Osch , Y , Pavlović , Z , Poláčková Šolcová , I , Rizwan , M , Romashov , V , Røysamb , E , Sargautyte , R , Schwarz , B , Selecká , L , Selim , H A , Stogianni , M , Sun , C R , Xing , C & Vignoles , V L 2022 , ' Societal emotional environments and cross-cultural differences in life satisfaction : A forty-nine country study ' , Journal of Positive Psychology , vol. 17 , no. 1 , pp. 117-130 . https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2020.1858332

Abstract:

In this paper, we introduce the concept of ‘societal emotional environment’: the emotional climate of a society (operationalized as the degree to which positive and negative emotions are expressed in a society). Using data collected from 12,888 participants across 49 countries, we show how societal emotional environments vary across countries and cultural clusters, and we consider the potential importance of these differences for well-being. Multilevel analyses supported a ‘double-edged sword’ model of negative emotion expression, where expression of negative emotions predicted higher life satisfaction for the expresser but lower life satisfaction for society. In contrast, partial support was found for higher societal life satisfaction in positive societal emotional environments. Our study highlights the potential utility and importance of distinguishing between positive and negative emotion expression, and adopting both individual and societal perspectives in well-being research. Individual pathways to happiness may not necessarily promote the happiness of others.

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Funding Information: This work was supported by the Polish National Science Centre under grant 2016/23/D/HS6/02946; the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science under grants P17806 and 17F17806; the Hungarian OTKA under grant K-111 789; the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development–CNPq under grant 301298/2018-1; the Czech Science Foundation CSF under grant 20-08583S; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under grant 71873133; and the Department of Educational Studies, University of Roma Tre under biannual Grant DSF 2017-2018. Publisher Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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