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ERIC Number: EJ973584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Globally Happy: Individual Globalization, Expanded Capacities, and Subjective Wellbeing
Tsai, Ming-Chang; Chang, Heng-Hao; Chen, Wan-chi
Social Indicators Research, v108 n3 p509-524 Sep 2012
Deep integration of Asia into the global society necessarily affects wellbeing of local populations. This study proposes a notion of "extend capacities" to explain the relationships between individual globalization and subjective wellbeing among Asian populations in a context of increasing global integration. Using Amartya Sen's theory of human capacities as a point of departure, we advance a distinctive list of expanded capacities, which includes English ability, global exposure and foreign contacts via jobs. Empirical findings from our multilevel analysis of a large sample from 14 Asian countries show the consistent impact of mastering a global lingua franca on job satisfaction, perceived life accomplishment, and happiness. Global exposure also generates some favorable influences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia