Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 757–775 | Cite as

Adolescents Satisfaction with Life in Venezuela

  • Aquiles R. Pérez DelgadoEmail author


The study of satisfaction with life in the country of adolescents in the city of Caracas - Venezuela, is measured using subjective social indicators, in order to have one concrete assessment of the different areas of their lives. Satisfaction can be seen from different theoretical lines, as an important psychological force that helps to facilitate the adaptation during the development or optimum performance, able to moderate the relationship between stressful life events and the outsourcing of the behavior. Through the connection with the sense of what is happening at that moment. The project is based on a sample of 796 students for 2012–2013 academic year, the mean of ages 15, 90 (SD = 0, 95). The sample distribution consisted of 46.94% women and 53.06% males. In the same way, 48.69% of the students assisted to public schools and the remaining 51.31% went to private schools. A correlational study with cross-cutting non-experimental design was used. Two instruments were used: the dimension well-being national of the PWI-A and ESCVP (Tonon 2009) the scale of satisfaction with the life in the country. The more prominent results have shown greater satisfaction for students of public schools in contrast with the students of private schools. Similarly, there were differences in specific indicators regarding gender, with greater satisfaction of the male group. The national well-being (index) with greater satisfaction indicator was the possibility of doing business. Conversely, the lowest satisfaction indicators were related to national security (public safety) and with the Government, and in relation more specifically with the latter, it is observed that the lowest satisfaction indicator was related to the decisions of the Government to attend the needs of the population. These two latest indicators also showed a positive correlation with the variable of age.


Life satisfaction Wellbeing Adolescence Venezuela 


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  1. 1.CICS-UP, Faculty of Social SciencesUniversidad de PalermoPalermoArgentina

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