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Kaveh S, Assari Arani A, Faraji Dizaji S, Hoseini S H. Determinants of Subjective Well-Being; Do We Really Know What Makes People Happy? : A Study Among Rasht Dwellers as a Metropolis in North of Iran. J Research Health. 2021; 11 (1) :2-2
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1775-en.html
1- Department of Economic Development and Planning, School of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Economic Development and Planning, School of Management and Economics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. , assari_a@modares.ac.ir
3- Department of Sociology, school of Social Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
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Recently, along with traditional economic indicators, policymakers are increasingly dealing with subjective well-being (SWB) as an evaluation criterion of their performance and as an index for the population’s psychology health. This study tries to define different determinants of SWB with a focus on some specific aspects of the living area. Also, this article investigates outskirt-urban differences in SWB. This study is a cross-sectional study based on a structured interview selected by a two-stage cluster sampling method in 2018 with 219 people living in Rasht city, a metropolis in Iran. In designing the local questionnaire, Gallup’s Global Emotions questionnaire has been used. Two main contributions of this study are defining culturized and proper indices for measuring SWB, and the financial status of people while Iranian people used to understate their real income. Data analysis has been conducted using STATA 14.2 applying Descriptive statistics, Correlation study, Ordered Probit regression Method. Results show that improving the socio-economic situation of people improve SWB. Having financial satisfaction, area (of residency) satisfaction, being tenure and living in more spacious residency have positive effects on SWB. Also, the city dwellers are found to have higher SWB (5.23 out of 7) than outskirt dwellers (4.9 out of 7) while keeping the other factors to be constant. They reported the same differences in positive feelings and negative feelings indices.

Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Economics
Received: 2019/06/3 | Accepted: 2019/10/23 | Published: 2021/01/2

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