Preprints are early versions of research articles that have not been peer reviewed. They should not be regarded as conclusive and should not be reported in news media as established information.
Paradoxical Nature of Wellbeing under capitalism 26 Jan 21.docx (208.23 kB)

The Paradoxical Nature of Well-being under Capitalism: A glimpse from the SEM analysis of the 2012 Australian World Values Survey data into the social determinants of subjective well-being

Download (208.23 kB)
posted on 29.01.2021, 18:19 by S A Hamed HosseiniS A Hamed Hosseini
This paper briefly presents the results of a quantitative analysis of data collected through the sixth wave of the World Values Survey (WVS) in 2012 in Australia. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) – a rather sophisticated statistical method to explore interrelated variables/factors and to rule out spurious correlations – is used to explore the social determinants of one of the most routine notions of well-being in the Australian context. The findings, though being based on a rather reductionist measure of Quality of Life, clearly confirm the growing concerns around the inherent paradoxes of ‘being well’ in a society dominated by the social forces of corporate capital.


Declaration of conflicts of interest

No conflict of interest

Corresponding author email

Lead author country


Lead author job role

Higher Education Researcher

Lead author institution

The University of Newcastle

Human Participants



Log in to write your comment here...