Subjective person-culture value congruence and well-being
Cheong, Wan Rong
Date of Issue2016
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Person-culture value congruence is the similarity between individuals’ value hierarchy and the value hierarchy prevailing in the culture. This study examined how subjective person-culture value congruence was associated with well-being. Past studies had focused on the hedonic perspective of well-being and neglected the eudaimonic perspective. The current study incorporated measures of both perspectives to gain greater insights into the topic. 94 undergraduates participated in this study. Results showed that person-culture value congruence were positively correlated with the cognitive aspect of subjective well-being (life satisfaction) and two out of six dimensions of Ryff’s psychological well-being (environmental mastery and personal growth). Identity centrality was found to moderate the relationship between subjective person-culture value congruence and life satisfaction. This study contributes to existing understanding of value congruence literature by incorporating both eudaimonic and hedonic measures of well-being in one study.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University