What are the various life domains that contribute to life satisfaction?
In our program, we have you focus on just four life domains – health, work, play, and love, and we pool a number of subdomains underneath those. We do this because these are the four most commonly important and broadest domains in most people’s lives.
However, the domains at the top of your list might be different. Here’s a list of the most relevant life domains, according to two studies, Andrews and Withey (1976) and Campbell, Converse, and Rodgers (1976).
They’re listed in alphabetical order.
- Economic situation
- Friends and associates
- Interpersonal relations
- Leisure/leisure-time activities
- Life in your country
- Local government
- National government
- Standard of living
- Andrews, F. M., & Withey, S. B. (1976). Social indicators of well-being: America’s perception of life quality. New York: Plenum Press.
- Campbell, A., Converse, P. E., & Rodgers, W. L. (1976). The quality of American life: Perceptions, evaluations, and satisfactions. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.