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ERIC Number: EJ1203998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Subjective Well-Being and Family Structure during Early Adolescence: A Prospective Study
Lin, Wen-Hsu; Yi, Chin-Chun
Journal of Early Adolescence, v39 n3 p426-452 Mar 2019
This study examined changes in subjective well-being (SWB) during early adolescence (seventh grade-ninth grade). We treated SWB as a latent variable, which was measured by life satisfaction, negative emotions, and positive emotions, and employed a growth curve model-to-model change. Aspects of family structure (e.g., parental marital status and members in the household) were included as time-varying covariates. Using a Taiwanese sample (N = 2,510), we found that SWB declined during early adolescence. Furthermore, we found that having an intact family with a discordant marriage was detrimental to SWB at each time point. Moreover, we also found that adolescents from an intact family with a good intra-parental relationship and where grandparents were co-resident experienced better SWB at the second and the last year, respectively, of junior-high school than did their counterparts who stayed in an intact family without cohabiting grandparents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan