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TitleHealth-related quality of life of adolescents: relations with positive and negative psychological dimensions
Author(s)Freire, Teresa
Ferreira, Gabriela Maria Magalhães
KeywordsAdolescence
Health-related quality of life
Life satisfaction
Psychological distress
Self-esteem
Subjective happiness
Issue date2018
PublisherRoutledge
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescence and Youth
Abstract(s)This study aims to analyse: the relationship between socio-demographic variables and overall HRQoL and its domains; the predictor role of negative psychological dimensions (anxiety, depression and stress) and positive ones (subjective happiness, self-esteem and life satisfaction) on overall HRQoL and its domains. The sample consisted of 465 Portuguese students (53.5% girls), aged 13–18 years (M = 15.20, SD = 1.16). The students answered to the following measures: Kidscreen-27, Subjective Happiness Scale, Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale, Self-Esteem Rosenberg Scale and Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-Children. Gender, age and chronic disease predicted perceptions of some HRQoL domains. The results showed that both negative and positive psychological dimensions predicted HRQoL and its domains. Depressive symptoms were a negative predictor and self-esteem a positive predictor of overall HRQoL and all of its domains. These results create opportunities for new insights into health and optimal functioning of adolescents from an ecological perspective.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/53205
DOI10.1080/02673843.2016.1262268
ISSN0267-3843
e-ISSN2164-4527
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (Author)
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