Wellbeing Profile of France and India IT Employees: A Cross‐Cultural Study


  • Pascal Papillon ARC innovation, Strasbourg, France




Culture, Happiness, Mindfulness, Religion, Spirituality


Background: Cultural influence and variances have a great influence in the development of psychosocial well-being. Cross-cultural psychologists explore the difference between Eastern and Western cultures. The present study was designed to analyse the variations in wellbeing profile of IT professionals between India and France.

Methodology: Two hundred and Fourteen non-probabilistic samples were recruited via various IT companies from France (n=92) and India(n=122). The participants completed the wellbeing profile consisted of Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory, Subjective Fluctuating Happiness Scale and Subjective Authentic-Durable Happiness Scale (SFHS and SA-DHS) and rating scale for Satisfaction at work, importance of religions/spirituality shared through a digital format, built on the Google Form.

Results: Based on independent-samples t-tests, the results indicated that Indian and French IT professionals did not exhibit a difference on levels of Mindfulness, Satisfaction at work, Fluctuating Happiness and Authentic-Durable Happiness. In addition, the findings shown inter correlations between Mindfulness, Satisfaction at work, Fluctuating Happiness and Authentic-Durable Happiness across the culture. In contrast, the results indicated that Indian IT professionals did exhibit higher levels in importance of Religions and Spirituality when compared to French IT professionals.

Conclusion: In a nutshell, the present study came to the conclusion that Indian and French employees share a greater number of wellbeing characteristics in common. Religion and spirituality are also important parts of the Indian culture of well-being.


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Papillon P. Wellbeing Profile of France and India IT Employees: A Cross‐Cultural Study. Natl J Community Med [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 31 [cited 2022 Sep. 30];13(08):503-7. Available from: https://www.njcmindia.com/index.php/file/article/view/2093



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