The Psychology of Everyday Life: Motivation and the Search For Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness

Is sense of control important?

In Johnson and Krueger’s study, life satisfaction was also strongly related to beliefs about how much control people felt they had over their life. In fact, out of the twelve factors studied, perceived control over one’s life was the single most important factor contributing to life satisfaction.


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