Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 171–182 | Cite as

Life Satisfaction, Openness Value, Self-Transcendence, and Wisdom

  • Thao N. LeEmail author
Research Paper


Prior studies suggest a positive association between life satisfaction and wisdom. In a sample with 123 European American community-dwelling adults, the results suggest that wisdom and life satisfaction are positively intertwined, and that openness value is an important factor for life satisfaction, a self-transcendence orientation, and wisdom.


Life satisfaction Wisdom Openness value Self-transcendence 



The following individuals have been instrumental in helping to collect and enter the data for this study. I greatly appreciate their hard work and efforts. These include April Malcom and Judy Wood, as well as all the participants who were willing to give their time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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