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: 220

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


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