Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 135–147 | Cite as

Minors' dissatisfaction with their life circumstances

  • Howard S. Adelman
  • Linda Taylor
  • Perry Nelson


To expand the scope of clinical research on youngsters' subjective well-being, the present work gathered data on the degree of satisfaction/dissatisfaction with respect to major aspects of daily living and on the relationship between life dissatisfaction and perceived control at school of children and adolescents. The self-reports of students in regular classrooms and those referred for mental health services are contrasted. In addition, data on the relationship between dissatisfaction and scores on the Children's Depression Inventory are reported for the mental health sample.


Mental Health Health Service Social Psychology Clinical Research Mental Health Service 
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© Human Sciences Press 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard S. Adelman
    • 1
  • Linda Taylor
    • 1
  • Perry Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos Angeles

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