publication . Article . 2014

Cross-cultural study of representations of happiness in Russian and American proverbs: search for points of contact with Hofstede''s dimensions

Shkurko, Yu. S.;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Федеральное государственное бюджетное образовательное учреждение высшего профессионального образования «Национальный исследовательский Томский государственный университет»
Abstract
In this article, I present the results of research into cultural differences in the folk perceptions of happiness of the Russian and American people that enter into their actual happiness experiences. I started from the premise widely accepted in paremiology that proverbs are one of the important sources of such information. Based on this idea, I conducted a cross-cultural analysis of Russian and American proverbs on happiness. The research reveals differences in 1) emotional ratings of the happiness experience, and 2) behavioral expectations towards happiness. In approximately half of Russian proverbs, happiness and a happy state are treated in a negative tone,...
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publication . Article . 2014

Cross-cultural study of representations of happiness in Russian and American proverbs: search for points of contact with Hofstede''s dimensions

Shkurko, Yu. S.;