Journal of Happiness Studies

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 15–24

Middle school students’ perceptions of quality of life

  • E. Scott. Huebner
  • Robert F. Valois
  • Raheem J. Paxton
  • J. Wanzer. Drane
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10902-004-1170-x

Cite this article as:
Huebner, E.S., Valois, R.F., Paxton, R.J. et al. J Happiness Stud (2005) 6: 15. doi:10.1007/s10902-004-1170-x

Abstract.

Data are reported on 2278 public middle school students in South Carolina, U.S.A. Levels and demographic effects on their satisfaction with their overall lives as well as five specific domains (family, friends, self, school, and living environment) were assessed. Similar to findings with adults and high school students, most middle schoolers reported positive levels of global and domain-specific life satisfaction. Although statistically significant in some cases, the practical significance of the demographic variables was limited. Many middle schoolers reported particular dissatisfaction with their school experiences.

Keywords

adolescents demographics perceived quality of life 

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scott. Huebner
    • 1
  • Robert F. Valois
    • 1
  • Raheem J. Paxton
    • 1
  • J. Wanzer. Drane
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaU.S.A

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