Entitlement and subjective well-being: a three nations study

Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska , Jarosław Piotrowski , Amanda Clinton , Jan Cieciuch , Joanna Różycka-Tran

Abstract

background The current study investigated the role of three facets of entitlement (active, passive and revenge) in various forms of subjective well-being (SWB): hedonistic and two facets of eudaimonic well-being (social and psychological). Social well-being was based on Keyes’ model (1998) and psychological well-being on Ryff’s model (1989). participants and procedure The study was performed in three nations (Poland, Puerto Rico and Vietnam) on student samples (Poland, n = 245, Vietnam, n = 115, and Puerto Rico, n = 300). To assess entitlement level the Entitlement Questionnaire was used. The level of hedonistic well-being was measured with the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and eudaimonic well-being by the Mental Health Continuum–Short Form (MHC-SF). results Active entitlement was positively related to all aspects of SWB. Revenge entitlement was negatively related to hedonistic and psychological SWB in all samples and negatively related to social well-being only in Poland. Passive entitlement was unrelated to SWB. conclusions The current study shows cross-cultural similarities in relationships of entitlement with hedonistic and psychological well-being and cross-cultural differences in the relationship of entitlement with social well-being. Additionally, the study indicates positive meaning of healthy aspects of entitlement for subjective well-being and negative meaning of dysfunctional aspects of entitlement for subjective well-being. key words entitlement; hedonistic well-being; eudaimonic well-being
Author Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska,,
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, Jarosław Piotrowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Jarosław Piotrowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Amanda Clinton
Amanda Clinton,,
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, Jan Cieciuch
Jan Cieciuch,,
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, Joanna Różycka-Tran
Joanna Różycka-Tran,,
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Journal seriesHealth Psychology Report, ISSN 2353-4184, e-ISSN 2353-5571, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2015
Vol3
No2
Pages140-149
Publication size in sheets0
DOIDOI:10.5114/hpr.201549635
Languageen angielski
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Citation count*5 (2019-06-30)
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