Life Satisfaction: A literature Review


  • Rituparna Prasoon IILM Graduate School of Management Greater Noida, India.
  • K R Chaturvedi Professor KIET School of Management Ghaziabad, India.


Satisfaction, Quality of life, Social Indicators


This paper reviews the contributions of earlier study in the area of Life Satisfaction . The attempt is to examine the extent of the knowledge contribution in this study sphere and incorporate significant reviews of the patterns of Life Satisfaction in various domains . The literature looks into the review of studies on finding the exact definition of Life Satisfaction along with its determinants and the concept of subjective well being.


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