Relationships Between Self-Serving Attributional Bias and Subjective Well-Being Among Danish and Spanish Women

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Self-serving attributional bias (SSAB) is defined as the tendency of individuals to make more internal, stable, and global attributions for positive than for negative events. One of the objectives of the current study was to examine the presence and magnitude of SSAB in two undergraduate women samples from Denmark and Spain. SSAB has been inversely associated with psychological distress. However, well-being is not merely the absence of psychological distress. Therefore, positive affect balance and life satisfaction, as components of subjective well-being (SWB), were considered with the aim to explore how SSAB and SWB are related. The results showed that both Danish and Spanish women displayed SSAB. While this bias was greater for the Spanish group than for the Danish one, Danish women reported a more positive affect balance and greater life satisfaction than Spanish women. SSAB and the two components of SWB were interrelated in both samples, and mediational analysis showed that positive affect balance mediated the relationships between SSAB and life satisfaction. The joint study of SSAB and other relevant factors which also influence well-being, in order to know the relative contribution of each of them, would be necessary. Likewise, it also suggested that differences on well-being between analyzed samples can be explained, at least in part, by socioeconomic differences in both countries.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelWell-Being and Cultures : Perspectives from Positive Psychology
RedaktørerHans Henrik Knoop, Antonella Delle Fave
ForlagSpringer Publishing Company
Publikationsdato2013
Sider183-194
Kapitel12
ISBN (Trykt)978-94-007-4610-7
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013
NavnCross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology
Vol/bind3
ISSN2210-5417

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Sanjuán, P., & Jensen de López, K. M. (2013). Relationships Between Self-Serving Attributional Bias and Subjective Well-Being Among Danish and Spanish Women. I H. H. Knoop, & A. Delle Fave (red.), Well-Being and Cultures: Perspectives from Positive Psychology (s. 183-194 ). Springer Publishing Company. Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Bind. 3 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4611-4_12
Sanjuán, Pilar ; Jensen de López, Kristine M. / Relationships Between Self-Serving Attributional Bias and Subjective Well-Being Among Danish and Spanish Women. Well-Being and Cultures: Perspectives from Positive Psychology. red. / Hans Henrik Knoop ; Antonella Delle Fave. Springer Publishing Company, 2013. s. 183-194 (Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Bind 3).
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Relationships Between Self-Serving Attributional Bias and Subjective Well-Being Among Danish and Spanish Women. / Sanjuán, Pilar ; Jensen de López, Kristine M.

Well-Being and Cultures: Perspectives from Positive Psychology. red. / Hans Henrik Knoop; Antonella Delle Fave. Springer Publishing Company, 2013. s. 183-194 (Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Bind 3).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review

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