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Khashchenko V.A. Economic cross-temporal comparisons and subjective economic well-being

Full text in Russian: Хащенко В.А. Экономические кросс-временные сравнения и субъективное экономическое благополучие
The Russian Foundation for Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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The mechanisms of economic cross-temporal comparisons in evaluation of subjective economic well-being of the individual are described. The analysis of self-system comparisons as criteria for well-being evaluation and options for changes in perceived well-being is presented. 128 respondents from different income level groups (lower quartile – US$400, upper quartile – US$1200 of mean monthly income) were questioned. The hypothesis about the leading role of self-comparisons in evaluation of subjective economic well-being, and their mediation by income and parameters of personality self-esteem is proved.

Keywords: subjective economic well-being, social comparison, economic cross-temporal comparison, self-comparison, economic self-evaluation


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Received 27 April 2011. Date of publication: 30 June 2012.

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Khashchenko Valery A. PhD, Associate Professor, Head, Department of Competitive Projects on a Comprehensive Study of Man, Psychology and Pedagogy, The Russian Foundation for Humanities, ul. Presnensky Val, 17, 123557 Moscow, Russia.
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Khashchenko V.A. Economic cross-temporal comparisons and subjective economic well-being. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 23, p. 1. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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