Event Title

How Does What is Important in Life and Outlook on Life Affect Life Satisfaction?

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Caitlyn Laux, Marymount University

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Start Date

8-4-2017 2:10 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 2:30 PM

Description

Often people identify themselves as unhappy and unsatisfied with life. In order to make progress in improving life satisfaction, a detailed understanding of exactly how people view their lives must first be established. The purpose of this study was to address what people hold important and which variables influence individual differences for each participant. The research question of this convenience, cross-sectional study asks: how does what is important in life and outlook on life affect life satisfaction? Results of the survey suggested that people hold intangible ideals of higher importance, finding the five most important aspects of life to be family, freedom, mental health, having a purpose, and education. Among many other significant findings, the study found a positive correlation between levels of optimism and life satisfaction. Many different factors impact how people view their lives, therefore, future research must be done to further understand additional influences on life satisfaction.

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Apr 8th, 2:10 PM Apr 8th, 2:30 PM

How Does What is Important in Life and Outlook on Life Affect Life Satisfaction?

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Often people identify themselves as unhappy and unsatisfied with life. In order to make progress in improving life satisfaction, a detailed understanding of exactly how people view their lives must first be established. The purpose of this study was to address what people hold important and which variables influence individual differences for each participant. The research question of this convenience, cross-sectional study asks: how does what is important in life and outlook on life affect life satisfaction? Results of the survey suggested that people hold intangible ideals of higher importance, finding the five most important aspects of life to be family, freedom, mental health, having a purpose, and education. Among many other significant findings, the study found a positive correlation between levels of optimism and life satisfaction. Many different factors impact how people view their lives, therefore, future research must be done to further understand additional influences on life satisfaction.