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Culture and Well-BeingMaking the Best of a Bad Situation: Satisfaction in the Slums of Calcutta

Culture and Well-Being: Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Satisfaction in the Slums of Calcutta [Eighty-three people in the slums of Calcutta, India were interviewed, and responded to several measures of subjective well-being. The respondents came from one of three groups: Those living in slum housing, sex workers (prostitutes) residing in brothels, and homeless individuals living on the streets. They responded to questions about life satisfaction and satisfaction with various life domains, as well as to a memory recall measure of good and bad events in their lives. While the mean rating of general life satisfaction was slightly negative, the mean ratings of satisfaction with specific domains were positive. The conclusion is that the slum dwellers of Calcutta generally experience a lower sense of life satisfaction than more affluent comparison groups, but are more satisfied than one might expect. This could be due, in part, to the strong emphasis on social relationships and the satisfaction derived from them.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Culture and Well-BeingMaking the Best of a Bad Situation: Satisfaction in the Slums of Calcutta

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 38)
Editors: Diener, Ed
Culture and Well-Being — Jan 1, 2009

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Netherlands 2009
ISBN
978-90-481-2351-3
Pages
261 –278
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2352-0_13
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Eighty-three people in the slums of Calcutta, India were interviewed, and responded to several measures of subjective well-being. The respondents came from one of three groups: Those living in slum housing, sex workers (prostitutes) residing in brothels, and homeless individuals living on the streets. They responded to questions about life satisfaction and satisfaction with various life domains, as well as to a memory recall measure of good and bad events in their lives. While the mean rating of general life satisfaction was slightly negative, the mean ratings of satisfaction with specific domains were positive. The conclusion is that the slum dwellers of Calcutta generally experience a lower sense of life satisfaction than more affluent comparison groups, but are more satisfied than one might expect. This could be due, in part, to the strong emphasis on social relationships and the satisfaction derived from them.]

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: Life Satisfaction; Domain Satisfaction; Memory Measure; Global Life Satisfaction; Social Indicator Research

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