Sociological Study of Well-being: Definition of Good Quality of Life and its Dimensions according to the Attitude of Rural People of Shabestar


1 Ph.D. in Sociology of Rural Development, National Population Studies & Comprehensive Management Institute

2 Ph.D. Student of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran


Lack of the viability and vitality and totally well- being in life and low-level of the rural community wellbeing, could have decreased the belonging to the community and caused less participation. It also would lead to non- qualitative life and satisfaction. On the other hand, low level of the wellbeing and lack of the attractive situation put the sustainability and stability of the rural in danger. Therefore this study aimed to recognize the definition of the well-being and the life with high quality in rural regions of Shabestar. So, data of this study were gathered by qualitative method and interview and FGD techniques. The result has proved that life with high quality is the reflex of the effect of the situation and factors in three spheres which are individual, family and community. These factors in material and economic dimension include high profit/ having enough, financial independency and the living opportunities and earning money in rural region. In social dimension, social viabilities of living in community, social-demographical vitality, satisfaction of life, happiness and security are included. In health and environmental dimension, factors such as physical and mental health, air condition, peace of life and silence is considered.