This title is a must-read for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the behaviours of children and adolescents. It focuses on measurement issues related to the subjective well-being of children and adolescents as opposed to current objective measurements. The volume contains eight chapters that represent a significant advancement in our understanding of life satisfaction in specific age groups, behavioural context, and cultures. The first chapter provides a synthesis of assessment research directed at children and youth. The subsequent chapters offer an in-depth look at subpopulations of youth and specific behaviours. Together the chapters demonstrate the importance of considering the role of life satisfaction across age groups and situations. This volume will be of interest to researchers in government and academia, social psychologists, those working in the prevention sciences, and others who focus on assessing the quality of life and well-being of children and adolescents.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements.- Research on Assessment of Life Satisfaction of Children and Adolescents.- The Influence of Parent and Peer Attachments on Life Satisfaction in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence.- A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Dimensions of Child and Adolescent Life Satisfaction reports.- Life Satisfaction and Suicide Among High School Adolescents.- Subjective Quality of Life and Self-Esteem in Children: the Role of Primary and Secondary Control in Coping With Everyday Stress.- Subjective Well-Being, Values and Goal Achievement.- A Preliminary Study of Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Among Deaf/Hard of Hearing Youth Across Environmental Settings.- The Role of Life Satisfaction in the Relationship Between Authoritative Parenting Dimensions and Adolescent Problem Behavior.