Michiko Kumano's research while affiliated with Osaka Ohtani University and other places

Publications (3)

Article
This study clarified characteristics of well-being in Japan, specifically differences between feeling shiawase and feeling ikigai, to elucidate how they relate to eudaimonic well-being and hedonic well-being. Participants were 846 Japanese in their 30s (418 men, 428 women), who responded to a web-based survey. Questionnaire items comprised level of...
Article
The hypothesis that parents with infants maintain or improve their well-being by modifying the allocation of five self-roles (parental, professional, spousal, regional, and individual) through childcare-related emotions was investigated. Participants were parents of infants (N=859), who responded to a web-based questionnaire survey. Results indicat...

Citations

... In English, ikigai most closely translates as a person's meaning in life or reason for living (Mathews, 1996b;Mitsuhashi, 2018), and has been found to be conceptually similar to EWB (Kotera et al., 2021). Ikigai encompasses social participation, though with a focus on doing something for others, instead of simply with others (Kumano, 2018). EWB (and by extention, ikigai) has also been highly correlated with happiness, with long-term studies showing that it increases happiness (hedonia) over the long-term, while the reverse does not appear to occur (Ring et al., 2007). ...