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Social status can be objective (e.g. education level) or subjective (i.e. your self-assigned social status). Both predict a sense of well-being. This study found that subjective social status more strongly predicted life satisfaction, positive affect, sense of purpose, and self acceptance in the U.S. than in Japan. The opposite was true for objective social status in that it was a stronger predictor in Japan than in the U.S.

Soc Psychol Personal Sci. 2014 Nov;5(8):855-864.    (retrieved Dec, 2014). There are currently 1086 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2022 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.