Psychology of Life Satisfaction


Matt Vassar (Editor)
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, OK, USA

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY013000

The positive psychology movement has been influential in the development of research agendas that focus on positive psychological constructs and their benefits. Of these, life satisfaction has been studied as an antecedent, mediating, and outcome variable in a wide array of studies ranging from medicine and health to psychology, management science, and economics. The purpose of this book is to present research from around the world related to a wide range of life satisfaction issues. The book is loosely structured around 3 themes: adolescent life satisfaction, older adult life satisfaction, and income-related satisfaction issues. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Affective Temperaments and Self-Acceptance: Adolescents’ Life Satisfaction and Psychological Well-Being (Danilo Garcia, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Chapter 2. The Family Environment in Adolescence as a Predictor of Life Satisfaction in Adulthood
(Liisa Martikainen, University of Applied Sciences, Finland)

Chapter 3. Successful Aging and Quality of Life in Later years in Taiwan
(Luo Lu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Chapter 4. Move It or Lose It: A Developmental Perspective on the Interplay Between Mood and Physical Activity and their Effect on Life Satisfaction in Later Life
(Jessica Jones and Natalie Wakefield, University of Oklahoma, United States)

Chapter 5. How People Assess Elderly People’s Quality of Life or Anticipate Their Future Quality of Life from Health Status Information
(Maria Teresa Munoz Sastre, Mirail University, and Etienne Mullet, Institute of Advanced Studies, France)

Chapter 6. Conditions for the Dissatisfying Effect of Reference Group Income
(Chau-kiu Cheung, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 7. Sense of Community and Income as Indicators of Life Satisfaction
(Evie M. Muilenburg-Trevino, Megan K. Pittman, Mary Guilfoyle Holmes, University of Oklahoma, United States)

Chapter 8. An Evolutionary Perspective on Life Quality
(Bjorn Grinde, Norwegian Institute of Health, Norway)

Chapter 9. Life Satisfaction in Macedonian Work Organizations
(Elisaveta Sardjoska, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Republic of Macedonia)

Chapter 10. The Transition to Cohabitation: The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy between Stress Management and Couple Satisfaction (Antonella Roggero, Maria Fernanda Vacirca, Adele Mauri, Silvia Ciairano, Turin University, Italy)


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