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The Well-Being of the Canadian Arctic Inuit: The Relevant Weight of Economy in the Happiness Equations

  • Roberson Édouard

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  • Gérard Duhaime

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    Which of the three dimensions of Allardt’s model, “having, loving, and being”, best predicts the incidence of subjective feeling of well-being among the Canadian Arctic Inuit adults? To answer this question, two logistic regression equations have been constructed, one based on a negative assessment of well-being (feeling of despair), and the other on a positive assessment (satisfaction with life in the community). Each of them took first the form of a global model, and then of three scale models, one for each dimension of the Allardt’s model. The equations are likely to be more effective for predicting the incidence of Inuit’s feeling of satisfaction than for anticipating their feeling of despair. Furthermore, the “being” scale model is the one that will have contributed most to the predictive performance of the global model. In other words, what the Inuit “ARE” contributes more to the incidence of their satisfaction with life than what they “HAVE” or what they “LOVE”. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2013

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    Volume (Year): 113 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (August)
    Pages: 373-392

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