(searched for: doi:10.25077/jip.3.1.59-71.2019)
PsyCh Journal, Volume 10, pp 141-154; https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.402
The current study examined a predictive model of both universal factors (socioeconomic, neuroticism, and extraversion) and culturally specific factors (sense of community, trust, and self‐construal) towards the well‐being of Indonesians. A nationally representative sample (N = 929) was recruited across the nation to complete a survey in either online or offline format. The survey contained a measure of well‐being as well as demographic, psychosocial, and cultural variables. Analysis via hierarchical multiple regression showed that both universal and cultural factors were associated with well‐being in this Indonesian sample. In particular, once the cultural factors were added to the model, there were changes in universal factor effects to well‐being. The finding of this study recognized the multidimensional model of well‐being and supports the importance of evaluating well‐being at the dimensional level to allow for an exploration of the nuanced relationship between distinct indicators and facets of well‐being. The theoretical implications of these results and future directions were also discussed in this study.