Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Indira I. Sanchez
The study of subjective well-being an interdisciplinary field that borrows from and contributes to disciplines such as psychology, economics, philosophy, and related fields due to the positive effects correlated with high subjective well-being. Cross cultural examinations of well-being help expand the knowledge base of subjective well-being, however, if current measures fail to take into account cultural variances in subjective well-being it undermines the validity of subjective well-being as a construct because western understandings of well-being are not as generalizable to other cultures as seems to be assumed by some measures. This essay provides an examination of popular measurements of subjective well-being and an analysis of the way they could interact with cultural differences in constructs related to subjective well-being.
Sanchez, Indira, "Culture and Subjective Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Methods" (2018). CMC Senior Theses. 1731.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.