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.
O'Brien, L., Berry, H., & Hogan, A. (2012). The structure of psychological life satisfaction: Insights from farmers and a general community sample in Australia. BMC Public Health, 12(1), 976-976. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-976