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Satisfaction with life and human needs fulfillment

Abu Bakar, Aisyah and Mohamed Osman, Mariana (2021) Satisfaction with life and human needs fulfillment. Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 19 (4). pp. 197-206. ISSN 1675-6215 E-ISSN 0128-0945

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The two notions discussed in the paper are Life Satisfaction, under Subjective Well-Being (SWB) field; and Maslow hierarchy of human needs. Issue: Human needs satisfaction is not an all-or-nothing phenomenon. Individuals are not required to completely satisfy one need in order for the next need to appear in the hierarchy. Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the level of life satisfaction in relation to the difficulty and convenience of achieving human needs. Approach: Mann Whitney U-Tests were conducted to determine the mean of SWL across difficulty and convenient of fulfilling 24 human needs. These human needs are the necessities and life conditions commonly and widely struggled for. Findings: The ease with which the majority of human needs can be met increases life satisfaction significantly. The findings also revealed that for five human needs for which life satisfaction did not differ significantly, meeting these human needs was unlikely to influence life satisfaction. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs classified these needs as biological and physiological needs, safety and security needs, and esteem needs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: human needs, subjective wellbeing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Mariana Mohamed Osman
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 11:19
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2021 11:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95161

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