The Mediation Effect of Life Satisfaction on the Relationship Between Psychological Health and Happiness (78416)

Session Information: Mental Health & Therapy
Session Chair: Garima Rajan

Thursday, 28 March 2024 13:05
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This paper attempts to test the ability of life satisfaction to mediate the relationship between psychological health and happiness. A cross-sectional design was used in a sample of 392 participants (16.8% male; 83.2% female). The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWL), the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) were used to collect data from participants. The correlation analysis revealed significant positive association between life satisfaction and happiness. Both life satisfaction and happiness were negatively related to general distress. The Baron & Kenny mediation analysis showed that life satisfaction is able to explain 21% of the variance in happiness. The psychological health dimensions (Somatic symptoms, Depression, Anxiety, and Social dysfunction) explained 47% of the happiness variance after controlling of life satisfaction. The study revealed that life satisfaction does partially mediate the relationship between psychological health and happiness and that increased life satisfaction may boost individual’s happiness. The findings suggest that life satisfaction is an important factor for happiness, and that other psychological factors may also play a significant role in predicting happiness. These findings have implications for the development of interventions aimed at improving individual mental health and wellbeing.

Abdulla Seif Al Miskry, University of United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Abdulla A. M. Hamid, University of United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
Abdelhamid Mohammed Darwish, University of United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Abdulla Seif Al Miskry is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at University of United Arab Emirates in United Arab Emirates

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