A Perspective on Quality of Life
In the first part of the paper we approached theoretical notions regarding the quality of life, as a complex feature of the economic, political, social and ideological factors, which determine the human situation in society. The quality of life gives value to the life of a man, shows how and to what extent the conditions of life offer man the possibility of satisfying his many needs, the degree to which life is satisfactory to the individual. In this article, we analysed the data collected through a questionnaire from a sample of 129 students from the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The purpose of the questionnaire was to collect information on several indicators of the student’s quality of life (QOL). The indicators considered were measured through the help of some items present in the questionnaire. In the following, we were interested in analysing, from a statistical point of view, the results collected from the questionnaire. For this, we first identified descriptive characteristics of the calculated indicators. Since the values of the characteristics are real numbers, obtained as averages of Likert scores, we considered it appropriate, to apply analysis procedures specific to quantitative statistical variables, numerically (averages, dispersions, correlation analyses). As part of statistical modelling, we intended to check whether the independent variable, introduced as a QOL indicator after proposing the 5 basic types of indicators, is absolutely necessary to be taken from users, or if it is possible that its values are deduced by means of a linear model from the other variables. The conclusion of my study is that the variable is not fully explained by a linear combination of the other variables that shape QOL indicators.
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