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Construction of the Interdependent Happiness Scale: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Generational Comparisons.

Poster Session III - Board: III-044
Friday, May 22, 2009, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Hidehumi Hitokoto
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Yukiko Uchida
Kyoto University, Japan

Vinai Norasakkunkit
Minnesota State University

Junko Tanaka-Matsumi
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

We constructed an Interdependent Happiness Scale, measuring the individual difference of happiness earned by practicing interdependent engagement of the self. Data from Japanese students (N = 388), American students (N = 102), and Japanese elders (N = 94) indicated its cross group equivalence of the measure (Tucker’s phi > .95), and culturally variable function of the construct.

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Festschrift for Donald Stein