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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Neil
dc.contributor.authorSalehi, Nasim
dc.contributor.authorCoyne, Elisabeth
dc.contributor.authorSebar, Bernadette
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-04T04:26:08Z
dc.date.available2018-01-04T04:26:08Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2382-9990
dc.identifier.doi10.17795/whb-33184
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143351
dc.description.abstractBackground: Satisfaction with life indicates an individual’s overall evaluation of life, which is influenced by a range of factors including socio-demographic characteristics, psychological issues, and life experiences. Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the main determinants of life satisfaction among young Iranian women. Patients and Methods: 391 young Iranian women (18 - 35 years) were recruited through cluster convenience sampling to participate in this cross-sectional study. Satisfaction with life (SwL) was used as the dependent variable. Demographic characteristics together with the individual items of the Persian version of the WHO QoL-BREF (World Health Organization quality of life questionnaire-brief version) were used as the independent variables and/or the determinants of SwL. Results: The analysis showed that young Iranian women’s satisfaction with life was average (19.9 ± 6.4), ranging from 5 to 35. The regression analysis identified higher income, better living conditions, higher level of leisure activities, and satisfactory sexual life as the main predictors of higher satisfaction with life. Satisfaction with life diminishes with increased age, being divorced and/or widowed and being of Lor ethnicity (vs. Fars and Tork ethnicities). On the other hand, those with higher education and/or level of religiosity had a higher satisfaction with life. Conclusions: In transitional countries, particularly those with different social and cultural situations, identifying and enhancing the main determinants of SwL is of importance in order to improve socially cohesive and robust community.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherShiraz University of Medical Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWomen’s Health Bulletin
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.titleLife Satisfaction and its Determinants Among Young Iranian Women
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2016, Health Policy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorSebar, Bernadette M.
gro.griffith.authorHarris, Neil D.
gro.griffith.authorCoyne, Elisabeth
gro.griffith.authorSalehi, Nasim


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