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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: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Source: Social indicators research, 2014, v. 117, no. 3, p. 777-794 How to cite?
Journal: Social indicators research 
Abstract: The present longitudinal study examined life satisfaction and the related sociodemographic, 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 nonintact 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.
ISSN: 0303-8300
EISSN: 1573-0921
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