Research on relations of personal values to subjective well-being has begun to flourish only recently. This is surprising because our values represent what we consider important and worth pursuing in life, and our subjective well-being (henceforth SWB) represents how happy and satisfied we are with the life we are leading. This chapter summarizes what we know about value—SWB relations and identifies some of what we do not know but would like to know. We first discuss the nature of values and the structured system they form. We then note three theoretical perspectives on relations of values to SWB (Sagiv & Schwartz, 2000; Sagiv, Roccas & Hazan, 2004). The first perspective seeks to explain direct relations between values and SWB. The second examines the congruence (or similarity) between people’s values and the values prevailing in their environment as a determinant of SWB. The third sees the attainment of valued goals as the source of SWB. We present these perspectives and the literature based on them. Throughout, we note ideas for future research.
|Otsikko||Handbook of Well-Being|
|Toimittajat||Ed Diener, S. Oishi, Louis Tay|
|Julkaisupaikka||Salt Lake City, UT|
|Tila||Julkaistu - 2018|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||D2 Artikkeli ammatillisissa käsi- tai opaskirjoissa, ammatillisissa tietojärjestelmissä tai oppikirja-aineisto|
|Nimi||Noba Scholar Handbook series: Subjective well-being|