Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/11144/1838
Title: Are Maximizers Unhappier than Satisficers? A Comparison between Japan and the USA
Authors: Galinha, Iolanda Costa
Eggleston, Casey
Yoshiro Tsutsui
Oishi, Shigehiro
Keywords: Maximizing
Satisficing
Well-being
Happiness
Life satisfaction
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Series/Report no.: 49;
Abstract: The present research examined whether maximizing tendencies are associated with lower levels of sub-jective well-being among Japanese and American residents. Two popular scales exist to measure maxi-mizing tendencies: a Schwartz et al. (2002) scale that conceptualizes maximizing as a combination of high standards and a strong desire to optimize choice and a Diab, Gillespie, and Highhouse (2008) scale which primarily emphasizes the high standards component of maximizing tendencies. Among Ameri-cans, maximizers reported being more depressed, less happy, and less satisfied with their lives when assessed by Schwartz et al.’s (2002) scale. In contrast, when assessed by Diab et al.’s (2008) scale, Amer-ican maximizers actually reported being happier than satisficers. Among Japanese, however, maximizers reported being more depressed, less happy, and less satisfied with their lives regardless of the scale used.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11144/1838
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