Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24407
Title: Life Satisfaction in Junior Secondary School Students in Hong Kong: A 3-Year Longitudinal Study
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Liu, TT
Keywords: Adolescent
Family functioning
Life satisfaction
Longitudinal study
Positive youth development
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Source: Social indicators research, 2013, p. 1-18 How to cite?
Journal: Social indicators research 
Abstract: The present longitudinal study examined life satisfaction and the related socio-demographic, family, and positive youth development correlates in junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. Results showed that adolescents perceived life satisfaction decreased in their junior secondary school years. Several socio-demographic correlates of life satisfaction were identified from the results of mixed effects ANOVAs and multiple regression analyses: girls showed higher life satisfaction than did boys; adolescents in non-intact families had lower life satisfaction than did adolescents in intact families; adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage showed relatively lower life satisfaction. Results also showed that both family functioning and positive youth development had generally positive predictive relationships with adolescent life satisfaction over time.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24407
ISSN: 0303-8300
EISSN: 1573-0921
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0398-4
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