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ERIC Number: EJ853450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Life Domain Satisfaction: A Portugal-France Comparison
Ruiz Paiva, Maria Fatima; Neto, Felix; Munoz Sastre, Maria Teresa; Laumond-Salvatore, Nadine; Riviere, Sheila; Mullet, Etienne
Social Indicators Research, v94 n1 p173-181 Oct 2009
The study was aimed at replicating on a Portuguese sample the seven-factor model of life appraisal (physical autonomy, love life, family life, social life, occupational life, finances, and leisure life) that was suggested by Salvatore and Munoz Sastre ["Social Indicators Research" 53:229-255 (2001)]. A sample of 1,111 Portuguese participants, aged 17-85, was presented with the "Appraisal of Life Questionnaire." The "domain" model of life appraisal satisfactorily accounted for the data gathered on the Portuguese sample. Regarding finances and occupational life, Portuguese scores were lower than French scores. Regarding the occupational score and the leisure score, a clear linear decrease as a function of age was evidenced in the Portuguese sample. Finally, regarding the family score and the financial score, a non-linear relationship with age was found. An increase was observed from young adult age to adult age, and a decrease was observed from adult age to older age. A strong decrease in the physical autonomy scores among Portuguese females was also observed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; Portugal