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A study of the relationship between quality of life, self-esteem and health
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Stephen Kermode , Southern Cross University
  • Doug MacLean , Southern Cross University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract

In this study, 757 participants reported data on quality of life (QOL), health and self-esteem. Findings indicated that older people experienced higher QOL than people in other age groups. Variables contributing to higher QOL include having good relationships with their partner, with their children, and God. Caring for others, or carrying a disability or illness diminished QOL scores. High positive self esteem scores were important in overall indices of QOL. High positve self esteem and absence of negative self esteem were substantial contributors to the 'happiness' dimension of QOL. Having a good sex life, or not having sex was more important than having poor sexual relationships.

Citation Information

Kermode, S & MacLean, D 2001, 'A study of the relationship between quality of life, self-esteem and health', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 33-40.

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