ERIC Number: ED198410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Adolescent Life Satisfaction Domains: Influence of Gender and Father Absence.
Torgoff, Irving; Torgoff, Laurel
Efforts to identify the relative potencies of the domains which determine adolescent life satisfaction suggest a condition that differentially potentiates a domain's ability to account for life satisfaction, i.e., father absence. High School students (N=778) completed the Life Satisfaction Chart and indicated their satisfaction with family, friends, and school. An additional questionnaire explored educational aspiration, problem-solving behaviors, and individual accomplishments. Girls from father-absent families (N=63), in contrast to those from father-present families (N=345), showed a drop in potency of the family and an increase in potency of self-efficacy, friends, and age. Boys from father-absent families (N=72), in contrast to father-present families (N=298), showed a drop in potency of family and friends and a sharp increase in potency of self-efficacy. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Satisfaction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).