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Article Number - 05985CC66792


Vol.9(7), pp. 42-50 , November 2017
https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2017.0509
ISSN: 2141-2499


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Life satisfaction associated with existence, relatedness and growth needs fulfillment



Josefina C. Ochoa
  • Josefina C. Ochoa
  • Department of Psychology College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Bulacan State University, Philippines.
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 Received: 22 June 2017  Accepted: 05 October 2017  Published: 30 November 2017

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The attainment of a satisfied human ecology is characterized by both subjective and objective view that depicts life satisfaction in its specific dimensions and arising from the hierarchical fulfillment of human’s existence (E), relatedness (R), and growth (G) needs fulfillment. This research looked into these life sustaining facets, ERG, and the interaction of subjective and objective life satisfaction among Filipino adults. The endeavor is a preliminary exploration of the humanity’s basic and higher needs attainment and its association with both subjective and objective life satisfaction. A sample of 116 Filipino adults participated in the study. Correlations and regressions were employed to prove the hypothesized relation between the dimensions of ERG needs fulfillment as well as interaction between subjective and objective life satisfaction. Interestingly, results confirmed the hypotheses that ERG needs fulfillment as a whole, associates with both subjective and objective life satisfaction. Specifically, existence needs fulfillment positively relates with body built and literacy dimensions, while relatedness needs fulfillment negatively relates with adherence to moral norms. On the other hand, relatedness needs fulfillment relates negatively with trust in others while growth needs fulfillment relates positively with leisure time utilization and perceived discrimination. There is also an interaction between subjective and objective life satisfaction herein explaining the dynamics of life satisfaction among the sampled adults.

 

Key words: Existence, growth, relatedness, objective and subjective life satisfaction.

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APA Ochoa, J. C. (2017). Life satisfaction associated with existence, relatedness and growth needs fulfillment. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 9(7), 42-50.
Chicago Josefina C. Ochoa. "Life satisfaction associated with existence, relatedness and growth needs fulfillment." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 9, no. 7 (2017): 42-50.
MLA Josefina C. Ochoa. "Life satisfaction associated with existence, relatedness and growth needs fulfillment." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 9.7 (2017): 42-50.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2017.0509
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-abstract/05985CC66792

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