THE FAMILY'S ROLE IN ADOLESCENT WELL-BEING
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
This article is about well-being in adolescents who comes from organized families where parents are interested in the education and development of their children. The objectives of this study were to identify if there is any significant difference between girls and boys in terms of variations of well-being and the second objective is to identify whether there is any connection between well-being and the anxiety scores obtained in the tests. Method: Subjects are both girls and boys aged between 18 and 21 years. They come from families with both parents living in urban areas. Random selection method was simple. Instruments: The well-being questionnaire (Stoica, 2011) and anxiety scale (Stoica, 2011) adaptted form Cattele anxiety scale. Instructions were noted on the sheet, so each subject could read the instructions for himself: they had to choose the answer that suits them on a scale from 1 to 5.Variables investigated were well-being and anxiety. The results show that both boys and girls have approximately the same well-being score, so there are not significant differences between the two groups. Regarding the correlation between well-being and anxiety, it seems they influence each other, a high level of well-being will lead to low anxiety (p< 0.001).
Keywords: anxiety level, child well-being, stress perception, role of family.
This article can be cited as:
I. Stoica (2011). The family rol in adolescent well-being. Romanian Journal of Experimental Applied Psychology vol. 2, no.1, pp. 41-48, 2011.
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