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Adolescents’ Psychological Well-Being: A Multidimensional Measure

Department of Psychology, Universidad de Córdoba (Spain), 14004 Córdoba, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(10), 2325; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102325
Received: 23 August 2018 / Revised: 17 October 2018 / Accepted: 18 October 2018 / Published: 22 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stress, Coping, and Resilience in Adolescents)
Over the last few years, different theoretical approaches have emerged advocating for a positive understanding of adolescence, recognizing it as a stage characterized by plasticity, the acquisition of competences and the achievement of satisfactory levels of well-being and positive adjustment. Based on Ryff’s multidimensional model of psychological well-being, this study aims: (1) to develop an adjusted measuring instrument for adolescents (Brief Scale of Psychological Well-Being for Adolescents), as well as analysing its psychometric properties; and (2) to conduct a descriptive analysis of the levels of psychological and subjective well-being among adolescent boys and girls. A sample of 1590 Andalusian adolescents (51% girls), aged between 13 and 19 years old participated in this study. The Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) showed the validity of the instrument, with a multidimensional factorial solution of four factors (self-acceptance, positive interpersonal relationships, autonomy and life development) with good levels of internal consistency. Descriptive analyses showed good scores of psychological and subjective well-being among the adolescents, with a significant impact of sex and age in both measures of well-being. The results are discussed in terms of the importance of considering adolescent well-being from a multidimensional view and the need to promote positive development from a multifactorial perspective which takes into account the diversity of the variables involved. View Full-Text
Keywords: positive development; well-being; adolescence; questionnaire validation positive development; well-being; adolescence; questionnaire validation
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Viejo, C.; Gómez-López, M.; Ortega-Ruiz, R. Adolescents’ Psychological Well-Being: A Multidimensional Measure. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2325. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102325

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Viejo C, Gómez-López M, Ortega-Ruiz R. Adolescents’ Psychological Well-Being: A Multidimensional Measure. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(10):2325. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102325

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Viejo, Carmen, Mercedes Gómez-López, and Rosario Ortega-Ruiz. 2018. "Adolescents’ Psychological Well-Being: A Multidimensional Measure" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 10: 2325. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102325

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