A multi-level analysis of thirty-two societies on marital and family satisfaction
Kamo Y., and Hori M. 2011. "A multi-level analysis of thirty-two societies on marital and family satisfaction". Japanese Journal of Political Science. 12 (3): 325-342.
When we examine the quality of life for each individual, several specific dimensions need to be considered. Health conditions and quality of family relationships are critical. When the individual in question is married, his/her marital quality is important. When he/she has a job, subjective assessment of that job is important. Social relationships regarding friends, neighbors, colleagues, relatives, etc. may be critical also. Although the quality of life is more than the sum of qualities of these specific areas of one's life, it is still determined to a great extent by the qualities of these sub-areas, including marital and family relationships.