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Chapter 8: Social Capital and Wellbeing: The Role of Work and Family Relations across Cultures

Social Capital and Wellbeing: The Role of Work and Family Relations across Cultures

Social capital and wellbeing: the role of work and family relations across cultures
José Atilano Pena-López Paolo Rungo José Manuel Sánchez-Santos

Introduction

Wellbeing and happiness, as the subjective appreciation of individual wellbeing (Veenhoven, 1984), have always been associated with social relations. Several studies have emphasized the importance of close relationships with other people for the pursuit of happiness and life satisfaction (see, for example, Argyle, 2002; Veenhoven, 1999). The organizational literature has initially approached the topic of happiness by investigating the construct of job satisfaction (see, for instance, Brief, 1998; Cranny et al., 1992), to later broaden the research ...

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