Identifying Mobile Application Design to Enhance the Subjective Wellbeing among Middle-Aged Adults

  • Shu-Chun Lee
  • Yu-Hsiu Hung
  • Fong-Gong Wu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8515)


Faced with life stress and peer competition, middle-aged adults increasingly are lacking happiness and well-being. The address this problem, this research studied current mobile applications for wellbeing and perceptions of Subjective Wellbeing (SWB) among middle-aged adults. In this study, questionnaires were administered with 100 middle-aged adults (aged 35-55) to understand their status quo of SWB, including the element of positive/negative affect, life satisfaction, as well as flourishing (i.e., overall life wellbeing). In the questionnaire, events that influenced the positive/negative affect were also investigated. Results of the study showed that the ratings for all SWB elements were at the average level and that they were positively correlated. Results also indicated that current wellbeing mobile applications did not have much effect on enhancing SWB. Results revealed that family relationships and job and life achievements were the key drivers for positive and negative affect. The outcome of the study made design recommendations for mobile applications for improving the SWB of middle-aged adults.


Subjective wellbeing middle-aged adults mobile application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Chun Lee
    • 1
  • Yu-Hsiu Hung
    • 1
  • Fong-Gong Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

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