Satisfaction with the country and well-being: future expectations / Satisfacción con el país y bienestar: expectativas acerca del futuro

Emilio Moyano-Díaz, Gonzalo Palomo-Vélez*

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Abstract

The role of expected personal well-being in the perception of the improvement (or deterioration) in living conditions and country satisfaction is analysed, as well as the relationship between the latter and life satisfaction and personal happiness. A national sample of N = 10,654 participants was used, collected through probabilistic, stratified, two-stage and cluster sampling. They responded to the Mexican Encuesta Nacional de Gastos de los Hogares (National Household Spending Survey, ENGASTO), which measures the spending on goods and services, aspects related to satisfaction with life and the country, and expectations of future personal well-being. Correlational analyses show positive associations between perceptions of the country and its expected development on the one hand and participants’ well-being on the other. Expectations of future personal well-being show indirect effects for both the relationship between the perception of improvement (or deterioration) of living conditions and country satisfaction, and the relation between the latter, happiness and life satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-528
Number of pages25
JournalRevista de Psicologia Social
Volume33
Issue number3
Early online date17 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • country satisfaction
  • future expectations
  • happiness
  • life satisfaction

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