Thesis On Life Satisfaction

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CHAPTER 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Introduction
Life satisfaction – big word! The two words’ meaning differ from each and every person depending on what that person believes is the most important in life - his priority. Life satisfaction is an overall assessment of feelings and attitudes about one's life at a particular point in time ranging from negative to positive. It is one of three major indicators of well-being: life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect (Diener, 1984). According to Wikipedia, Life Satisfaction is the way a person evaluates his or her life and how he or she feels about where it is going in the future. It is a measure of well-being and may be assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction with relations with others and with achieved goals, self-concepts, and self-perceived ability to cope 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 topics. There are two kinds of emotions that may influence how people perceive their lives. Hope and optimism both consist of cognitive processes that are usually oriented towards the reaching of goals and the perception of those goals (Bailey, 2007)
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QOL has a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, politics and employment. It is important not to mix up the concept of QOL with a more recent growing area of health related QOL. (Bottomley, 2002) Quality of Life is almost synonymous to life satisfaction but are immensely different. Life satisfaction can be rated by all individuals regardless of their health, economic or social status while Quality of Life can be measured by people already reaching end of
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