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Oswald, Frank; Jopp, Daniela; Rott, Christoph; Wahl, Hans-Werner – Gerontologist, 2011
Purpose: Given age-related health restrictions, the importance of the environment for life satisfaction may increase in later life. This study investigated whether objective and perceived physical and social environmental aspects of the home and of the surrounding neighborhood represent resources for or risks to life satisfaction among young-old…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Life Satisfaction, Housing, Aging (Individuals)
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Ruiz Paiva, Maria Fatima; Neto, Felix; Munoz Sastre, Maria Teresa; Laumond-Salvatore, Nadine; Riviere, Sheila; Mullet, Etienne – Social Indicators Research, 2009
The study was aimed at replicating on a Portuguese sample the seven-factor model of life appraisal (physical autonomy, love life, family life, social life, occupational life, finances, and leisure life) that was suggested by Salvatore and Munoz Sastre ["Social Indicators Research" 53:229-255 (2001)]. A sample of 1,111 Portuguese…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Social Indicators, Social Life, Student Attitudes
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Neece, Cameron L.; Kraemer, Bonnie R.; Blacher, Jan – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2009
The transition from high school to adulthood is a critical life stage that entails many changes, especially for youth with severe intellectual disability. The transition period may be especially stressful for the families of these young adults, who often experience a sudden change, or decrease, in services. However, little research has examined…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Well Being, Young Adults, Parents
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Strauser, David R.; Wagner, Stacia; Wong, Alex W. K. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between vocational identity, community integration, positive and negative affect, and satisfaction with life in a group of young adult central nervous system (CNS) cancer survivors. Participants in this study included 45 young adult CNS cancer survivors who ranged in age from 18 to 30 years…
Descriptors: Cancer, Regression (Statistics), Correlation, Young Adults
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Parker, Philip D.; Martin, Andrew J.; Marsh, Herbert W. – Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 2008
Life satisfaction is an important component of psychological health and wellbeing. Although personality is consistently linked to life satisfaction, its "innate" and stable nature can make it a difficult target for intervention by practitioners. More malleable and context-specific factors such as multidimensional self-concept may prove…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures
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Warner, Robert P.; Povilaitis, Victoria; Sibthorp, Jim; Richmond, Dan – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2021
Finding meaning and purpose is critical to emerging adult development. Work can be a setting primed for meaning-making among emerging adults. Meaningful work is work one believes is significant, positive, and adds meaning and purpose to life. Although a robust meaningful work literature exists, little is known about emerging adults' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Summer Programs, Camps
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Legrand, Fabien; Silete, Gwendoline; Schiffler, Frederic – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Objective: To examine the moderating effect of internalized media messages on ideal body shape and lifestyle in the relationships between physical exercise, self-esteem, physical self-perceptions, and body image satisfaction. Design: pre-test/posttest control group experimental design. Methods: 46 inactive women (mean age = 21.4 ± 2.1 years-old)…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Human Body, Mass Media Effects, Satisfaction
Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are; Halvorsen, Sandra; Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
How can young women in developing countries best be prepared for success in their lives and livelihoods? Life preparation requires learning different types of knowledge and skills in formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts. Since the advent of the Education for All initiative in 1990, the international community has recognized that in…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Informal Education, Adolescents, Females
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Shim, Soyeon; Xiao, Jing J.; Barber, Bonnie L.; Lyons, Angela C. – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2009
The purpose of this study is to describe and test a conceptual model of the potential antecedents and consequences of financial well-being in young adulthood. Data (N = 781) were collected via an online survey conducted at a large state university in the southwestern United States. Our results suggest that self-actualizing personal values,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Physical Health, Young Adults
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McLellan, Ros; Steward, Susan – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2015
Although being rooted in the work of ancient Greek philosophers, contemporary research on wellbeing is a relatively new phenomenon. As a term in the literature, wellbeing is often used interchangeably with others, such as happiness, flourishing, enjoying a good life and life satisfaction. Furthermore, the wellbeing of school-aged children is only…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Young Children, Creative Activities
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Howard, Andrea L.; Galambos, Nancy L.; Krahn, Harvey J. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2010
This study followed a school-based sample (N = 920) to explore how trajectories of depressive symptoms and expressed anger from age 18 to 25, along with important life transitions, predicted life and career satisfaction at age 32. A two-group (women and men) bivariate growth model revealed that higher depressive symptoms at age 18 predicted lower…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Depression (Psychology), Young Adults, Job Satisfaction
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Stickley, Theodore; Crosbie, Brian; Hui, Ada – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The Stage Life was a participatory arts programme for people attending a day services provision in Nottinghamshire. The uniqueness of this programme was that it was provided in a local disused cinema acquired by the local authority for community-based activities amongst disadvantaged groups. The Stage Life aimed to build the community arts…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Art Activities, Young Adults
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Kawai, Toru; Moran, Seana – Journal of Moral Education, 2017
"Future life perspective" and "present action," whose interaction affects how one's current activity affects later life, offer a critical crossroads for young adults in Japan as stable career paths have become more uncertain. Past generations benefited from stable institutional pathways, but recent generations must forge their…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Futures (of Society), Role
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Kühner, Stefan; Jiang, Jin; Wen, Zhuoyi; Lau, Maggie – Journal of Education and Work, 2021
Recent literature on education and work well recognises the 'crowding-out perspective' of how higher education expansion impacts the labour market experience of young people with different educational levels. However, the relationship between the labour market experience and young people's self-reported happiness remains less well understood. This…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Adolescents, Young Adults, Psychological Patterns
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Mitchell, Lauren L.; Frazier, Patricia A.; Sayer, Nina A. – Developmental Psychology, 2020
Most research and theory on identity integration focuses on adolescents and young adults under age 30, and relatively little is known about how identity adjusts to major life events later in life. The purpose of the present study was to operationalize and investigate "identity disruption," or a loss of temporal identity integration…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Mental Health, Veterans, Adjustment (to Environment)
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