ERIC Number: EJ998571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
The Subjective Wellbeing of Indigenous Australian Adolescents: Validating the Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children
Tomyn, Adrian J.; Norrish, Jacolyn M.; Cummins, Robert A.
Social Indicators Research, v110 n3 p1013-1031 Feb 2013
By almost all measures of objective life quality, Indigenous Australians are disadvantaged relative to the general population. However, no measures of their Subjective Wellbeing (SWB) have been published. This paper presents the first such data, norm-referenced to the general Australian population. A total of 519 Indigenous adolescents, aged between 12 and 19 years, were administered the Personal Wellbeing Index-School Children, which measures SWB. This scale is a parallel form of the Personal Wellbeing-Adult. The PWI-SC exhibited adequate psychometric properties. Moreover, consistent with SWB Homeostasis theory, participants' mean SWB was within the Australian adult normative range. However, female SWB was lower than males. These results suggest that Indigenous adolescents are resilient.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Indigenous Populations, Well Being, Adolescents, Resilience (Psychology), Disadvantaged, Gender Differences, Social Indicators, Social Theories, Measurement, Sociometric Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Norm Referenced Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia