Reference : Peer versus Family Support: Decreasing the Impact of FAS and Age on the Life Satisfaction
Scientific congresses, symposiums and conference proceedings : Unpublished conference
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/36680
Peer versus Family Support: Decreasing the Impact of FAS and Age on the Life Satisfaction
English
Catunda, Carolina mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Heinz, Andreas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
van Duin, Claire mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Willems, Helmut mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2018
Yes
HBSC Spring Meeting
21-23/06/2018
Warsaw
[en] Life satisfaction ; social support ; family affluence
[en] Background:
Life satisfaction in youth decreases with lower FAS and older age, but increases with social support. Adolescence is a period of transition and the amount of time spend with peers increases while with family decreases.
Objective(s):
This study aims to investigate the mediating effects of family and peer support in the life satisfaction of Luxemburgish adolescents.
Method:
A total of 7 757 students aged from 11 to 18 years old took part in the 2014 HBSC Luxembourg survey. Data collected with the Cantril ladder (1965) to assess life satisfaction, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) measuring both peer and family support and the Family Affluence Scale (FAS) was analyzed.
Results:
Hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicates the negative effect of age and the positive effect of family affluence on life satisfaction being partially mediated by family support, but not peer support, despite the strong correlation between both kinds of social support.
Conclusions:
Although peer and family support are highly correlated variables, only the latter influences adolescents’ life satisfaction, decreasing the negative impact of age and family affluence. As adolescence is a period of transition, the opposite results were expected, with peers being more important with age. Keeping a satisfactory relationship with family seems to play an important role in their life satisfaction. More studies should explore both complimentary kinds of social support.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/36680

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