Life Satisfaction Of The Internet And Non-Internet Users In Thailand

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Orose Leelakulthanit

Keywords

Life Satisfaction, Internet, Non-Internet, Thailand

Abstract

Life satisfaction is conceptualized in this study according to the psychological and spiritual characteristics, satisfaction with various domains of life, and the demographic characteristics of individuals living in Thailand. Adult Internet users and non-Internet users in Thailand were interviewed. The Internet users were found to be more satisfied with their lives than the non-Internet users. Multiple regression analyses were conducted and the results showed that the Internet users value optimism, personal health, and self positively, whereas consumption of goods was valued negatively. The non-Internet users value optimism, internal locus of control, and family positively, whereas being moderate and social life were valued negatively. Furthermore, it was found that the Internet users felt they could live their lives in the way they valued, except for the aspect of the consumption of goods. Non-Internet users, on the other hand, felt that they were not able to live their lives in the way they valued, except for the aspect of family and social life.

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