Life satisfaction: the role of identity orientation, optimism, gender, marital status and age
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The purpose of this study was to explore, analyze and report the relation of identity orientation, optimism, gender, marital status and age that may or may not influence the levels of life satisfaction. The study accessed 156 participants, 87 females (55.8%) and 69 males (44.2%). A cross-sectional, between subjects and correlational design was utilized. Participants in this study completed an online survey. It consisted of three demographic questions such as gender, age, marital status and three questionnaires: Life Orientation Test, Aspects of Identity Questionnaire and Life Satisfaction Scale. The results from the analyses of data revealed significant differences on levels of life satisfaction between genders, current marital statuses and age groups. The study also found positive significant relationship between life satisfaction and personal identity orientation. Strong positive association was also found between optimism and life satisfaction. Much previous research was supported by the results from this study.