Abstract The aim of this study concerns the promotion of psychological well-being in adolescence. We considered the complex network of relationships between personal processes and social environment within a single model. Among personal factors, we investigated extraversion, neuroticism, self-esteem and physical self-concept. Among environmental factors, we focused on family functioning and peer relationships. Also, the mediating role of coping strategies was analyzed. Analyses conducted on over 1000 adolescents, using structural equation models, showed two processes that can, respectively, facilitate or hinder the perception of well-being. The facilitating process involves a central role of self-esteem, positive relationships with peers and parental support. To a lesser extent, also extraversion, physical self-concept and task-oriented coping influence positive well-being. The hindering process involves neuroticism, parental control and emotion-oriented coping. In conclusion, to understand well-being in adolescents, it is important to take a multiple-factor perspective, considering the complex network of relationships between personal and environmental variables.

Psychological well-being in adolescence: Relationship between personal and environmental predictors

FADDA, DANIELA;MELEDDU, MAURO
2012

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Abstract The aim of this study concerns the promotion of psychological well-being in adolescence. We considered the complex network of relationships between personal processes and social environment within a single model. Among personal factors, we investigated extraversion, neuroticism, self-esteem and physical self-concept. Among environmental factors, we focused on family functioning and peer relationships. Also, the mediating role of coping strategies was analyzed. Analyses conducted on over 1000 adolescents, using structural equation models, showed two processes that can, respectively, facilitate or hinder the perception of well-being. The facilitating process involves a central role of self-esteem, positive relationships with peers and parental support. To a lesser extent, also extraversion, physical self-concept and task-oriented coping influence positive well-being. The hindering process involves neuroticism, parental control and emotion-oriented coping. In conclusion, to understand well-being in adolescents, it is important to take a multiple-factor perspective, considering the complex network of relationships between personal and environmental variables.
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