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Well-being orientations and time perspective across cultural tightness-looseness latent classes in Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-11T10:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-11T10:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15075
dc.description.abstract Cultural norm conformity shapes the structure of societies and accounts for group differences in the psychological functioning of individuals across cultures. This study investigated the moderating role of cultural tightness looseness in the relationship between wellbeing orientations and time perspective dimensions. Participants (N=744) from Kenya and Ghana completed the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, Cultural Tightness Looseness (CTL) scale, and the Hedonic Eudaimonic Motives of Action (HEMA) measure. Structural equation modelling analyses were conducted in Mplus. Data confirmed HEMAs two-factor model, distinguishing hedonia and eudaimonia. Latent class analysis produced four theoretically plausible CTL latent classes indicating the participants experience of norm prescription and regulation of their societies. These CTL classes accounted for group differences in the levels of well-being motives, and time perspective. However, these classes only accounted for some of the variations in the relationships between hedonic and eudaimonic orientations and time perspective dimensions. Future research should further explore the role of eudaimonic orientation in facilitating a balanced time perspective, as well as the nature and function of cultural tightness in African societies. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject WELL-BEING en
dc.subject AFRICA en
dc.title Well-being orientations and time perspective across cultural tightness-looseness latent classes in Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume July en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Happiness Studies en
dc.SourceTitle.Author Mafa, TL en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11119 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10222 en
dc.bibliographictitle Khumalo, I.P., Wilson-Fadiji, A. & Brouwers, S.A. (2019) Well-being orientations and time perspective across cultural tightness-looseness latent classes in Africa. <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i>. July:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Khumalo, I.P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Wilson-Fadiji, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Brouwers, S.A. en


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