The structure of psychological life satisfaction: Insights from farmers and a general community sample in Australia

Lean O'Brien, Helen Berry, Anthony Hogan

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    Abstract

    Psychological life satisfaction is a robust predictor of wellbeing. Public health measures to improve wellbeing would benefit from an understanding of how overall life satisfaction varies as a function of satisfaction with multiple life domains, an area that has been little explored. We examine a sample of drought-affected Australian farmers and a general community sample of Australians to investigate how domain satisfaction combines to form psychological satisfaction. In particular, we introduce a way of statistically testing for the presence of "supra-domains" of satisfaction to propose a novel way of examining the composition of psychological life satisfaction to gain insights for health promotion and policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)976-976
    Number of pages1
    JournalBMC Public Health
    Volume12
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    The structure of psychological life satisfaction: Insights from farmers and a general community sample in Australia. / O'Brien, Lean; Berry, Helen; Hogan, Anthony.

    In: BMC Public Health, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012, p. 976-976.

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