Browsing by Subject "Life satisfaction"

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  • Linna, Milla S.; Kaprio, Jaakko; Raevuori, Anu; Sihvola, Elina; Keski-Rahkonen, Anna; Rissanen, Aila (2013)
  • Dobewall, Henrik; Hintsanen, Mirka; Savelieva, Kateryna; Hakulinen, Christian; Merjonen, Päivi; Gluschkoff, Kia; Keltikangas-Järvinen, Liisa (2019)
    Intergenerational transmission of life satisfaction has been empirically established, but less is known about the continuity of satisfaction as being reflected across multiple life domains, unique effects of parental domain-specific satisfaction on offspring overall life satisfaction, and potential gender effects. In this population-based prospective study, the association between the life satisfaction of parents (G1) (2191 mothers and 2156 fathers) and their children (G2) (921 sons and 1277 daughters) was examined. In both generations, satisfaction as a parent, as a spouse, and at work was assessed in about the same developmental stage (mean age for G1 38-42years, and for G2 38-43years at the times when LS was measured). When both parents were considered jointly, only mothers' overall life satisfaction had an independent effect on their adult children's overall life satisfaction, with the effect diminishing over time. However, we also found a robust effect of paternal satisfaction at work on offspring's overall life satisfaction in adulthood. Gender of the offspring did not significantly moderate the strength of the associations between generations. The current findings emphasize the high interdependence of life satisfaction within families long after children have moved out of the parental home.
  • Salakari, Minna; Suominen, Sakari; Nurminen, Raija; Sillanmaki, Lauri; Pylkkanen, Liisa; Rautava, Paivi; Koskenvuo, Markku (Springer-Verlag, 2016)
    Communications in Computer and Information Science
    The purpose of the study was to compare the life satisfaction (LS) and sense of coherence (SOC) of women recovering from breast cancer (BC) to LS and SOC of women with depression or hypertension and of healthy controls. Finnish Health and Social Support (HeSSup) follow-up survey data in 2003 was linked with national health registries. BC patients were followed up for mortality until the end of 2012. The statistical computations were carried out with SAS (R). There were no significant differences in LS and SOC between the groups with BC, arterial hypertension or healthy controls. Women recovering from BC are as satisfied with their life as healthy controls, and their perceived LS is better and SOC is stronger compared to women with depression. SOC correlated positively (r(2) = 0.36, p <0.001) with LS. However, more studies on determinants of the LS are needed for designing and organizing health care services for BC survivors.
  • Ranta, Mette; Silinskas, Gintautas; Wilska, Terhi-Anna (2020)
    Purpose This study focuses on how young adults face the COVID-19 pandemic by investigating their personal concerns about mental well-being, career/studies and economic situation. The authors investigated how young adults' (aged 18-29) personal concerns differ from older people's concerns (aged 30-65) and which person- and context-related antecedents relate to personal concerns. Design/methodology/approach Data of Finnish young adults aged 18-29 (n = 222), who participated in the "Corona Consumers" survey (N = 1,000) in April 2020, were analyzed by path analysis and compared to participants aged 30-65 by independent samples t-test. Findings Young adults were significantly more concerned about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental well-being, career/studies and economic situation than older people. Females were more concerned about their mental well-being than males. Among youth, lower life satisfaction was related to concerns about mental well-being, and lower satisfaction with financial situation was related to concerns about career/studies and economic situation. Young adults' predisposition to avoid difficult situations was related to more frequent concerns in all domains, whereas generalized trust and education were not. Research limitations/implications Due to cross-sectional data, causal COVID-19 interpretations should be made cautiously. Practical implications Strong youth policies are needed for youth empowerment, mental health and career advancement in the pandemic aftermath. Originality/value The study highlights the inequality of the effects of COVID-19: The pandemic has radically influenced young adults as they exhibit significant personal concerns in age-related life domains.