Living in Alaska: The Role of Self-Monitoring and Uniqueness in Subjective Well-Being
JongHan Kim, Massimo Bardi

The present study investigates how self-monitoring and uniqueness personality characteristics play a role in predicting subjective well-being in Alaska after controlling for optimism and social support. West Virginia was used as a comparison group. The findings show that optimism and social support contributed to subjective well-being in both places, whereas self-monitoring and people’s willingness to defend their beliefs publicly predicted subjective well-being in Alaska but not in West Virginia.

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