Life Satisfaction and Well – Being

  • C Hilda Devi Professor, Sociology, Mother Teresa Women's University, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Happines, Quality of life, Education and Succes


Life satisfaction is the way persons evaluate their lives and how they feel about where they are going in the future. It is a measure of well-being and may be assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction of interrelationship, achieved goals, self-concepts, and self-perceived ability to cope up with daily life. It is having a favorable attitude of one's life as a whole rather than an assessment of current feelings. Life satisfaction has been measured in relation to economic standing, amount of education, experiences, and residence, as well as many other issues. Life satisfaction depends solely on happy and meaningful life. Happier people therefore wanted to promote a happier environment, which then correlates to a higher level of the person's satisfaction with his or her life. There are two main domains of research traditions on well-being (Keyes, Shmotkin, and Ryff, 2002). One tradition referred to subjective well-being which deals with happiness and investigates factors related to self-assessed life satisfaction in general or applied to specific areas of one’s life. Whereas the other tradition referred to psychological well-being which focuses on human potential reflected the personal growth and sense of control over one’s actions and purpose in life. Hence this article attempted to analyze life satisfaction in relation to different contexts.

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