Close Relationships and Happiness across Cultures

  • Melikşah Demir
  • Nebi Sümer

Part of the Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology book series (CAPP, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Emre Selcuk, Ayse Busra Karagobek, Gul Gunaydin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Hidefumi Hitokoto, Yukiko Uchida
    Pages 19-39
  4. Meagan A. Ramsey, Karena M. Moran, Angela G. Pubal, Amy L. Gentzler
    Pages 41-54
  5. Hung-Kit Fok, Sheung-Tak Cheng
    Pages 55-67
  6. Agnaldo Garcia, Fábio Nogueira Pereira, Julia S. N. F. Bucher-Maluschke
    Pages 69-85
  7. Orit Taubman – Ben-Ari, Shirley Ben Shlomo, Liora Findler
    Pages 87-103
  8. Immaculée Mukashema, Aslı Bugay, Etienne Mullet
    Pages 185-199

About this book


This volume focuses explicitly on close relationships as a reliable source for individual happiness and well-being across cultures. The work in this volume addresses theoretical issues and presents new cross-cultural data in the study of close relationships and happiness. Experts from different parts of the world provide in-depth, authoritative reviews and new findings on the relationship between various types of close bonds (e.g., intimate, marital, friendship, grandparent) and happiness in a variety of cultures. An ideal resource for researchers and students of relationship science and positive psychology, this rich, clear, and up-to-date book serves as an important reference for academicians in related fields of psychology such as cross-cultural, social, and developmental.


Close Relationships Culture Differences and Close Relationships Friendships and Happiness Happiness and Well-Being across Cultures Happiness in Different Cultures Individual Relationships Mental Health and Close Relationships Parental Relationships and Happiness Quality of Social Bonds and Happiness Relationships and Happiness in Asia Relationships and Happiness in Europe Relationships and Happiness in North America Relationships and Happiness in Sfrica Relationships and Happiness in South America Relationships and Happiness in the Middle East Romantic Relationships and Happiness Security and Social Support Sibling Relationships and Happiness

Editors and affiliations

  • Melikşah Demir
    • 1
  • Nebi Sümer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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