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Applicability of the Theory of Hedonic Adaptation Regarding Health During the Period of Youth

Svetlana Popova, Albena Kerekovska

Abstract

The article reflects results of a study on the applicability of the theory of hedonic adaptation regards health in the period of youth. The survey was conducted in Bulgarian cultural environment with a sample of 239 participants of average age 22,81±3,43. In comparative analysis of the level of subjective well-being chronically ill and clinically healthy people have been found statistically significant differences - clinically healthy young people are happier and more satisfied with life. The study results do not support the idea of widespread applicability of the theory of hedonic adaptation.

Keywords

hedonic adaptation; subjective well-being; youth

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/vmf.v3i2.750

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