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Most People are Pretty Happy, but There is Cultural Variation: The Inughuit, The Amish, and The Maasai

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  • Robert Biswas-Diener
  • Joar Vittersø
  • Ed Diener

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  • Robert Biswas-Diener & Joar Vittersø & Ed Diener, 2005. "Most People are Pretty Happy, but There is Cultural Variation: The Inughuit, The Amish, and The Maasai," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 6(3), pages 205-226, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jhappi:v:6:y:2005:i:3:p:205-226
    DOI: 10.1007/s10902-005-5683-8
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    1. Keith Cox & Antonio Casablanca & Dan McAdams, 2013. "“There is Nothing Good About this Work:” Identity and Unhappiness Among Nicaraguan Female Sex Workers," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(5), pages 1459-1478, October.
    2. Aylin Demirli & Mustafa Türkmen & Recep Arık, 2015. "Investigation of Dispositional and State Hope Levels’ Relations with Student Subjective Well-Being," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 120(2), pages 601-613, January.
    3. Zhenghui Chen & Gareth Davey, 2008. "Normative Life Satisfaction in Chinese Societies," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 89(3), pages 557-564, December.
    4. Michael Busseri & Stan Sadava, 2013. "Subjective Well-Being as a Dynamic and Agentic System: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 1085-1112, August.
    5. Ermira Kamberi & Borja Martinovic & Maykel Verkuyten, 2015. "Life Satisfaction and Happiness Among the Roma in Central and Southeastern Europe," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 124(1), pages 199-220, October.
    6. Veenhoven, Ruut, 2008. "How universal is happiness?," MPRA Paper 16853, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Jun 2008.
    7. Alexandra K. Heaney & Sandra J. Winter, 2016. "Climate-driven migration: an exploratory case study of Maasai health perceptions and help-seeking behaviors," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 61(6), pages 641-649, July.
    8. Matt Vassar & Jason Ridge & Aaron Hill, 2008. "Inducing Score Reliability from Previous Reports: An Examination of Life Satisfaction Studies," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 87(1), pages 27-45, May.
    9. Dora Gudmundsdottir, 2013. "The Impact of Economic Crisis on Happiness," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 110(3), pages 1083-1101, February.
    10. Po-Keung Ip & Yuet-Wah Cheung, 2014. "Probing Folk Happiness in Taiwan," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 117(3), pages 689-703, July.
    11. Dianne Vella-Brodrick & Nansook Park & Christopher Peterson, 2009. "Three Ways to Be Happy: Pleasure, Engagement, and Meaning—Findings from Australian and US Samples," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 90(2), pages 165-179, January.
    12. Robert Biswas-Diener & Joar Vittersø & Ed Diener, 2010. "The Danish Effect: Beginning to Explain High Well-Being in Denmark," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 97(2), pages 229-246, June.
    13. Po-Keung Ip, 2014. "Harmony as Happiness? Social Harmony in Two Chinese Societies," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 117(3), pages 719-741, July.
    14. Ruut Veenhoven, 2010. "Life is Getting Better: Societal Evolution and Fit with Human Nature," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 97(1), pages 105-122, May.
    15. Zhenghui Chen & Gareth Davey, 2009. "Subjective Quality of Life in Zhuhai City, South China: A Public Survey Using the International Wellbeing Index," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 91(2), pages 243-258, April.
    16. I. Ponocny & Ch. Weismayer & B. Stross & S. G. Dressler, 2016. "Are Most People Happy? Exploring the Meaning of Subjective Well-Being Ratings," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 17(6), pages 2635-2653, December.
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    18. Jyotsna Agrawal & Pratima Murthy & Mariamma Philip & Seema Mehrotra & K. Thennarasu & John John & N. Girish & V. Thippeswamy & Mohan Isaac, 2011. "Socio-demographic Correlates of Subjective Well-being in Urban India," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 101(3), pages 419-434, May.
    19. Keith Cox, 2012. "Happiness and Unhappiness in the Developing World: Life Satisfaction Among Sex Workers, Dump-Dwellers, Urban Poor, and Rural Peasants in Nicaragua," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 103-128, March.

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