International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 222

Full Length Research Paper

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


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.