Is financial satisfaction a better predictor of happiness than national pride?

Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba (Editor)

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Abstract

    Many factors are contributing to our happiness, and some previous studies have suggested that money is no longer raising the levels of happiness of rich nations. The logic is that when a society has reached a certain threshold of development (this means that starvation is no longer a real concern for people), the happiness of individuals will depend on other factors such as freedom of choice, leisure and national pride. Using world Value Survey and World Bank Datasets, this study found that satisfaction with financial situation of individual household is a better predictor of both happiness and life satisfaction than national pride. Are Olympic and Paralympics’ athletes or footballers agreed that financial satisfaction come before national pride? This could be an interesting area to investigate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-1
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2012
    EventBack to the Future: Reflections and Implications Following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - Manchester City Football Club, Etihad Stadium, SportCity, Manchester, M11 3FF
    Duration: 16 Nov 201216 Nov 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceBack to the Future: Reflections and Implications Following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
    CityManchester City Football Club, Etihad Stadium, SportCity, Manchester, M11 3FF
    Period16/11/1216/11/12

    Keywords

    • happiness, life satisfaction, financial satisfaction, national pride

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