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Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 1815–1840 | Cite as

Religiosity and Life Satisfaction: A Multi-dimensional Approach

  • Volkan YeniarasEmail author
  • Tugra Nazli Akarsu
Research Paper

Abstract

In this paper we employ a unique data set of 413 adults and scrutinize over the linear and non-linear relationship of religious adherence to life satisfaction. The findings confirm the previous studies regarding the positive linear and curvilinear relationship between the uni-dimensional religiosity and subjective well-being. To deepen the understanding of the relationship between religiosity and subjective well-being, the authors make use of a multi-dimensional religiosity scale. Via dissecting religiosity into different dimensions, we show when life satisfaction is in negative, positive, linear and/or curvilinear relationship with religiosity. The empirical evidence shows that the relationships between the dimensions of religiosity on life satisfaction are non-linear. Specifically, we demonstrate that there exist non-linear relations of ideological and consequential dimensions of religiosity to life satisfaction.

Keywords

Life satisfaction Religiosity Subjective well-being Multi-dimensional approach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business Administration, Department of ManagementUniversity of SharjahSharjahUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Middlesex University Business School, Department of Marketing, Branding and TourismMiddlesex UniversityThe Burroughs, LondonUK

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