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Sociological and Socio-Psychological Dimensions of Well-Being and Happiness Rating Based on ISSP Data, 2018

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  • Elka Todorova

    () (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

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This article examines the main sociological and social psychological arguments when operationalizing empirically the concepts of "well-being" and "happiness". Using data for Bulgaria in ISSP 2018 we examine several hypotheses related to different sociological and social psychological effects taking place in the process of self-assessments, i.e. hedonic relativism and aspirational treadmill, the influence of education on the cognitive part of the subjective well-being and susceptibility to attitudinal changes in respondent’s traditional worldview.

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  • Elka Todorova, 2019. "Sociological and Socio-Psychological Dimensions of Well-Being and Happiness Rating Based on ISSP Data, 2018," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 2, pages 89-111, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2019:i:2:p:89-111
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    Keywords

    social survey; well-being; happiness; hedonic treadmill;

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    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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