Social Indicators Research

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 277–289 | Cite as

Life satisfaction: A study based on the organization of personal projects

  • Ünsal Yetİm


A methodology about personal project was used to understand perceived life satisfaction. Variables derived from the Personal Project Matrix were shown to explain variability in reported life satisfaction in two separate studies (university and professional samples). The results indicated that personal projects of students had been organized in systems and these systems' properties had meaningful effects on life satisfaction. A cross-validation analysis revealed that professionals' projects did not show the same systemic feature which students' projects had. But some variables such as projects performed in general places, stress, and amount of reported obstacles discriminated life satisfaction scores meaningfully.


Life Satisfaction Separate Study Systemic Feature Satisfaction Score Project Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ünsal Yetİm
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyEge UniversityBornova-IzmirTurkey

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