Life Satisfaction

Life satisfaction is defined as a perception of being happy with one’s own life and a belief that one’s life is on the right track. To date, our understanding of how life satisfaction relates to youth outcomes is limited, however a recent pilot study on a nationally representative sample of adolescents found that it is negatively related to outcomes such as substance use, depression, getting in fights, and delinquency and positively related to good grades (Lippman et al., 2012).

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Sources Cited

Lippman, L., Guzman, L., & Moore, K. A. Measuring Flourishing Among Youth: Findings from the Flourishing Children Positive Indicators Project. Webinar. July 2012.