Satisfaction Levels with Specific Life Domains
We examine satisfaction levels with 16 specific life domains and group 29 Asian countries and societies according to the patterns of satisfaction levels with the 16 life domains. In assessing quality of life, people consider all the things that matter to them and judge the overall quality of their lives as a whole, while at the same time people choose particular aspects or domains of their lives and judge each of those domains separately. According to the percentage difference index, the pooled data reveals that “marriage” is the domain with the highest level of satisfaction in Asia, while “the social welfare system” is least satisfied with. We also rank 29 countries and societies for each 16 specific life domain. We also distinguish 16 life domains into three life spheres—materialist factor or QOL-sustaining factor, post-materialist factor or QOL-enriching factor, and public sphere factor or QOL-enabling factor—for each individual country to look for a pattern of satisfaction levels. Then we propose a unique grouping of 29 countries and societies based on the priorities and combinations of the three factors.
KeywordsHousehold Income Factor Loading Response Category Family Life Supra Note
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