publication . Article . Other literature type . 1995

The relationship between self-concept and life satisfaction in children.

Terry, Tara; Scott Huebner, E.;
  • Published: 01 May 1995 Journal: Social Indicators Research, volume 35, pages 39-52 (issn: 0303-8300, eissn: 1573-0921, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
A total of 183 elementary school students were administered the Self-Description Questionnaire-1 (SDQ-1) and the Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (SLSS) in order to explore the relationships between self-concept domains and global life satisfaction in pre-adolescent children. Results suggested that children differentiate global life satisfaction from self-concept domains. Also, SDQ-1 domains related differentially to SLSS ratings. Consistent with findings with adolescents (Dew and Huebner, 1994), the Parent Relations domain was the strongest predictor of global life satisfaction for these pre-adolescents. The findings provide additional support for the meaningf...
free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, General Social Sciences, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Life satisfaction, Quality of Life Research, Developmental psychology, Human geography, Psychology, Self-concept, Social psychology, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Social image
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