246.4 Human relations and well-being in Mexico

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 11:30 AM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Mariano ROJAS , FLACSO-México, Mexico
This paper uses a recent database from Mexico (2010) to study the importance of human relations and relational values in explaining life satisfaction in Mexico. The paper uses regression analyses to show that a great portion of the variability in life satisfaction is explained by the nature of human relations. Satisfaction in those relational domains of life, such as satisfaction with spouse relationship and satisfaction with friends, does substantially contribute to life satisfaction. In addition, the paper further explores the importance of these relational domains in explaining people's affective and evaluative substrates; in these way, the research aims to clarify the channel through which relational satisfaction ends up influencing life satisfaction. It is shown that people's values do play a crucial role in mediating this relationship.