Predictors of well-being in adolescence: relationship among traits of personality, self-system, family and coping strategies

Author/s Daniela Fadda, Laura Francesca Scalas, Mauro Meleddu
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1 Language Italian
Pages 21 P. 29-49 File size 777 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2014-001002
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The aim of this study concerns the promotion of well-being in adolescence, within a eudaimonic perspective that focuses on the analysis of personal and environmental factors that promote the growth and realization of human potential. In particular personality traits of extraversion and neuroticism, selfesteem, physical self-concept, family functioning and coping strategies are investigated. Because personal and environmental factors act simultaneously influencing adolescents’ well-being, an original aspect of this research is that the variables are considered within a single model of personality capable of explaining the complexity of this process. Results of analyses conducted on 400 high school students, using structural equation models, showed a direct influence of self-esteem, extraversion and taskoriented coping in promoting adolescents’ well-being. In addition, self-esteem and coping strategies have an important mediating role for personality traits and parenting style. Overall, the results support the importance of examining the complexity of these relationships within an global integrated perspective, which considers the combined effect of these factors on well-being of young people and promotes a positive adaptation.

Keywords: Psychological well-being, adolescence, traits of personality, self-esteem, parenting style, coping strategies

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