• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 14, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

The Meaning of Human Life and Self-satisfaction: Sociological Discourse


Background/Objectives: This paper is focused on the study of the meaning of life, personal well-being and self-satisfaction of a person in the sociological context. Methods/Statistical analysis: The methodological basis of the study is formed by the fundamental ideas of theoretical sociology, comparative analysis, and interdisciplinary approach. The study is based on the conceptual works and the research results of Russian and foreign authors relating to the analysis of well-being and self-satisfaction. As the empirical method, we have used questionnaires. The sampling was formed on the basis of statistical data according to the All-Russia Classifier of Economic Activities. The sample frame for the 95% confidence coefficient and the 5% confidence interval consisted of 1,354 respondents. The article presents the results of the correlation analysis. Findings: On the basis of the developed methodology of the study, it has been found that women’s group is experiencing anxiety concerning their future. The state of self-satisfaction and self-dissatisfaction is influenced by the management style. The connivance of authorities causes dissatisfaction. The young women also feel themselves dissatisfied when the management is authoritarian. The male manager’s influence is considered by women under 30 as negative. Men under 30, as well as the men and women aged 40 to 49 years were experiencing satisfaction from the male management. This distribution is associated with a high degree of professional maturity that brings satisfaction, as appreciated by the male manager. Personal communication with the manager is important in a greater degree for women and young men. The satisfaction indices are influenced by gender, which determines the novelty of the study. Application/Improvements: The results obtained in the study make it possible to complete the picture of the well-being of individuals and the self-satisfaction in sociology terms. Results of the study can be used in further work on the happiness sociology, as well as on gender-based issues.

Keywords: Gender, Happiness Sociology, Meaning of Life, Self-satisfaction, Well-being 


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