Cultural Homogeneity and Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Study
Keywords:Cultural Homogeneity, Happiness
AbstractThe research was conducted on finding a relationship between cultural homogeneity and happiness through a cross-cultural comparison, existing literature on both culture and happiness was analyzed to understand the theoretical relationship existing between the two variables. A total of 801 samples were taken from more than 50 countries, out of which 510 identified as Female, 248 identified as Male, and about 40 identified as Non-binary. The samples were then further grouped into 4 categories on the basis of nationality and cultural homogeneity, the group which was cultural homogeneous on the basis of nationality was japan, this group had about 99 samples, there were two groups for cultural heterogeneity on the basis of nationality, they were Indian and American, the sample count for both was 270 and 99 respectively, the fourth group was an amalgamation of all the other countries in different numbers in one group to be used as a reference, the sample count of it was 223. The data was then further analyzed and interpreted to shed light on the relationship between the variables, the negative aspects of multiculturalism were found to be the reasons regarding high contrast in happiness in the inter-group analysis.
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