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Nationality, ethnicity and well-being.

Omosehin, Omolaso ORCID: and Smith, Andrew ORCID: 2019. Nationality, ethnicity and well-being. Open Journal of Social Sciences 7 (5) , pp. 223-233. 10.4236/jss.2019.75011

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Well-being has been defined as optimal functioning and experience. In order to get a balanced picture of an individual’s well-being, approaches that integrate both its positive and negative aspects have been suggested. One framework that allows for this integrated approach to well-being is the Demands-Resources Individual Effects (DRIVE) model. The current study was a cross-cultural study of 316 adults in paid employment from three distinct cultural backgrounds: White British, Ethnic Minorities (in the United Kingdom) and Nigerian. The aims of the study were to confirm the established effects of the DRIVE model and to investigate if cultural/ethnic background accounted for any differences in well-being across the three groups. The findings show that the established effects were observed in all groups. This suggests that cultural/ethnic background does not have much effect on well-being outcomes when controlling for established psychosocial predictors such as personality, job characteristics, social support and negative coping. These results support an objective well-being process rather than subjective well-being, which may be defined by a person’s culture.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
ISSN: 2327-5952
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 May 2019
Date of Acceptance: 14 May 2019
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 08:28

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