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Revista Lusófona de Educação

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FERNANDES, Helder Miguel; VASCONCELOS-RAPOSO, José; BERTELLI, Rosângela  e  ALMEIDA, Leandro. School satisfaction and psychological well-being in Portuguese adolescents. Rev. Lusófona de Educação [online]. 2011, n.18, pp.155-172. ISSN 1645-7250.

Previous research has already shown the importance of the adolescents' school satisfaction on their levels of health and subjective well-being. As such, the present study intended to provide additional support to the available empirical evidence through the analysis of the effect of some sociodemographic variables (gender, age, place of residence, socioeconomic status and relationship with parents) on the levels of the adolescents satisfaction with their school context and also on their psychological well-being according to Ryff's model (1989a, 1989b). The sample comprised 698 adolescents (381 girls and 317 boys) between 12 and 18 years of age (M=15.02, SD=1.83). Main results showed no significant differences in satisfaction with school context considering gender, place of residence (rural versus urban) and socioeconomic status. On the other hand, satisfaction with school context decreased with age and was positively associated with a better relationship between parents and children. Moreover, satisfaction with school context positively correlated with all dimensions of psychological well-being and exerted a moderately positive effect on the levels of global well-being even after controlling for the influence of sociodemographic variables.

Palavras-chave : school satisfaction; well-being; adolescence.

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