Assessment and Promotion of Life Satisfaction in Youth

  • E. Scott Huebner
  • Kimberly J. Hills
  • Xu Jiang


This chapter addresses assessment and intervention practices related to children’s quality of life, especially their perceived quality of life or life satisfaction (LS). Following a brief discussion of measurement issues, a model for more comprehensive assessments of children’s LS is presented. Research on key determinants of individual differences in children’s LS is subsequently reviewed. Finally, examples of universal (e.g., school wide) interventions are described in relation to the empirically established determinants of LS. The need for more comprehensive assessments and targeted intervention programs across primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention contexts, is emphasized throughout the chapter.


Life Satisfaction School Satisfaction Bully Behavior High Life Satisfaction Global Life Satisfaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scott Huebner
    • 1
  • Kimberly J. Hills
    • 1
  • Xu Jiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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