The Role of Age in Life Satisfaction Judgements among Educated Adults in Ado–Ekiti

  • OB Arogundade
  • SO Adebayo


This study investigated the role of age in life satisfaction judgements among
educated adults in Ado – Ekiti. Employing a sample of 544 participants of
educated adults in the age cohorts of 20 – 39 years (276), 40 – 59 years
(179), and 60+ years (89), selected through a multi-stage sampling, and
administering on them Life Satisfaction Index Satisfaction Index, and a
Personal Data Inventory, analyses of data using One-way ANOVA with
Scheffe Post Hoc Analysis revealed that there is a developmental trend as life
satisfaction decreases among educated adults as age increases 20 – 39 years
(mean value = 38.48), 40 – 59 years (mean value = 35.85), 60+ years (mean value = 31.57). Based on the finding, recommendations were made to
relevant agencies, governments and policy makers, in the lives of Nigerian adults to use the opportunity of the knowledge of findings to create avenues
that will enhance satisfaction with life among Nigerian adults.

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