Determinants of life satisfaction

Dorota Celińska, Kornel Olszewski


In this article, there was conducted a multidimensional analysis of satisfaction with life. The authors examined the relationships among satisfaction with four domains of respondents' lives (satisfaction with family, acquaintances, health and achievements) and a set of socio-economic factors including variables from the Beck's Depression Inventory. The results of canonical analysis show strong correlation between satisfaction with health, the symptoms of depression and feelings of trust. Satisfaction with family relationships and life achievement is correlated with feelings of love, age, symptoms of depression and number of social contacts. There is provided an insight into impact of education, income, marital status, gender and social activity on life satisfaction. The results are compared with previous research.


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