Maximizing Utility But Minimizing Wellbeing: a Meta-Analysis on the Maximizers’ Paradox

In an attempt to settle the debate on the relationship between maximization and well-being, a sub-group meta-analysis was conducted, accounting for well-being dimension valence (positive or negative). Findings revealed maximization is detrimental to well-being regardless of the dimension valence, but is moderated by the maximization scale and by long-term orientation.



Citation:

Alex Belli and François Carrillat (2017) ,"Maximizing Utility But Minimizing Wellbeing: a Meta-Analysis on the Maximizers’ Paradox", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 1073-1073.

Authors

Alex Belli, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
François Carrillat, University of Technology Sydney, Australia



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017



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