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ERIC Number: ED511261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Are Canadian Adolescents Happy? A Gender-Based Analysis of a Nationally Representative Survey
Weaver, Robert D.; Habibov, Nazim N.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n4 p37-52 Apr 2010
In this study, the authors analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of youth to study happiness amongst Canadian adolescents aged 12-17. Testing for differences in the level of happiness between female and male adolescents was conducted. Following this, multivariate analysis was employed to determine which factors were associated with adolescent happiness. The authors determined that the level of happiness appeared to vary between the genders, as the males reported a higher level of happiness than the females. However, the difference between the genders in terms of reported happiness was modest. The authors detected some gender differences in regards to determinants of happiness. The study's theoretical and practical implications are also considered. Two appendixes are included: (1) Youth reported scales; and (2) PMK ["person most knowledgeable"] reported scales. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada