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Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial-Temporal Contextual Analysis in China
Zhou, Jie1; Xie, Yu2,3
2016-04-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES
ISSN1389-4978
SubtypeArticle
Volume17Issue:2Pages:643-658
AbstractSocial context affects people's life satisfaction because it provides a natural reference for evaluating their own socioeconomic standing. Given their reference role, social contexts operationalized by space versus time may have very different implications. Our hypothesis is that spatial variation in economic development has little impact on life satisfaction as individuals living in different locales are unlikely to experience this variation personally, but that short-term temporal changes in economic development, on the other hand, do have an impact, as individuals in a given locale experience these changes directly. These two very different implications of spatial versus temporal social contexts are tested with an analysis of repeated survey data in 60 counties of China from 2005 to 2010. The results show that life satisfaction does not vary much with regional differences in economic development but responds positively to the local level of economic development over time. That is, the contextual effects of economic development vary greatly depending on how social context is operationalized. Temporal context matters far more than regional context where individuals' life satisfaction is concerned.
KeywordLife Satisfaction Economic Development Contextual Effects Multi-level Analysis
DOI10.1007/s10902-015-9612-1
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China(71101145) ; Chinese Academy of Sciences(GH11041)
WOS Research AreaPsychology ; Social Sciences - Other Topics
WOS SubjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary ; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000372955100011
WOS HeadingsSocial Sciences
WOS KeywordEASTERLIN PARADOX ; HAPPINESS ; INCOME ; INCREASE ; UTILITY ; GROWTH
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/19958
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, 16 Lincui Rd, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Michigan, Inst Social Res, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
3.Peking Univ, Ctr Social Res, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
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Zhou, Jie,Xie, Yu. Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial-Temporal Contextual Analysis in China[J]. JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES,2016,17(2):643-658.
APA Zhou, Jie,&Xie, Yu.(2016).Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial-Temporal Contextual Analysis in China.JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES,17(2),643-658.
MLA Zhou, Jie,et al."Does Economic Development Affect Life Satisfaction? A Spatial-Temporal Contextual Analysis in China".JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS STUDIES 17.2(2016):643-658.
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