Personality, marital and occupational factors associated with quality of life
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In three studies that employed community-based samples the relationship between personality, marital, and job-related factors and quality of life was examined. Study 1 indicated that hardiness and self-esteem were important components of overall quality of life. The marital communication skills of expressiveness and intimacy were identified as major aspects of overall quality of life in the second study. In Study 3, satisfaction with various job characteristics was related to overall quality of life. These studies start to provide definition to the quality of life concept in terms of personality characteristics, skills, and beliefs that have potential for modification.
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