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Authenticity, social context, and well-being in the United States, England, and Russia: A three country comparative analysis

Authenticity, social context, and well-being in the United States, England, and Russia: A three country comparative analysis

Robinson, Oliver C., Lopez, Frederick G., Ramos, Katherine and Nartova-Bochaver, Sofya (2012) Authenticity, social context, and well-being in the United States, England, and Russia: A three country comparative analysis. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44 (5). pp. 719-737. ISSN 0022-0221 (Print), 1552-5422 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022112465672)

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Abstract

The study investigated interrelationships among trait authenticity, context-specific authenticity, and well-being in three samples drawn from England, the United States, and Russia. Six hundred and twenty-eight adults participated: 196 from the United States, 240 from England, and 192 from Russia. The overall sample consisted of 151 men and 477 women with a mean age of 27 years (range = 18 to 56). Authenticity was rated both as a general trait and specific to four contexts: with partner, parents, friends, and work colleagues. Well-being was measured using a measure of positive mental health. English and American samples showed higher mean authenticity levels than the Russian sample. In all three subsamples, within-subjects differences in the context-specific ratings were in the same ordinal series; authenticity was rated highest with partner, followed by friends and parents, and lowest with work colleagues. Context and country showed an interaction in their effect on authenticity; United States and England were higher than Russia in partner, friend, and parent contexts but not in the work context. Trait and context-specific authenticity measures contributed unique and significant variance to a prediction of well-being in all three subsamples.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published online before print November 4, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0022022112465672. [2] Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology July 2013 vol. 44 no. 5 719-737.
Uncontrolled Keywords: authenticity, social relationships, sex differences, well-being, personality
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9140

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