Journal article

The importance of national levels of eudaimonic well-being to life satisfaction in old age: a global study

Mohsen Joshanloo, M Joseph Sirgy, Joonha Park

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: The present study sought to test the hypotheses that the relationship between age and life satisfaction is moderated by five societal factors: (1) eudaimonic well-being (i.e., psycho-social functioning), (2) economic quality, (3) healthcare system efficiency, (4) globalization, and (5) national age. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional analysis based on data from the Gallup World Poll. The sample consisted of 264,123 individuals across 133 countries. Multi-level modeling was used to analyze the data. RESULTS: The results showed that out of the five moderators, only national levels of eudaimonic well-being robustly moderated the relationship between age and life satisfaction. Th..

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