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Reschly, Amy L.; Huebner, E. Scott; Appleton, James J.; Antaramian, Susan – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Fredrickson's (1998, 2001) broaden and build theory postulates that the experience of frequent positive emotions serves to broaden humans' thoughts and behaviors, resulting in accrual of resources, including coping resources, which catalyze upward spirals toward future well-being. Initial research supports the tenets of broaden and build; however,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Adolescents, Coping
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Ma, Claudia Q.; Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
This study examined the extent to which the quality of parent and peer attachments related to early adolescents' life satisfaction (LS), whether peer attachment served as a mediator between parent attachment and LS, and potential gender differences. Total of 587 middle school students in grades 6 through 8 participated. Although both parent and…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Predictor Variables, Life Satisfaction
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Rigby, Ben T.; Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
This study examined relationships among personality traits, causal attributions, and global life satisfaction in a sample of 212 high school students. A chief aim of this research was to explore whether causal attributions mediate the relationship between personality characteristics and global life satisfaction as hypothesized by DeNeve and Cooper…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality, Adolescents, Health Promotion
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Huebner, E. Scott; Suldo, Shannon M.; Smith, Laura C.; McKnight, Caroline G. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
A central component of positive psychology is subjective well-being (SWB). One facet of SWB receiving increased research attention is children's perceived quality of life (PQOL). Existing research related to child and youth PQOL is reviewed, followed by a discussion of the implications of the research for school psychology practice. Research with…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Well Being, Quality of Life, Children
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McKnight, Caroline G.; Huebner, E. Scott; Suldo, Shannon – Psychology in the Schools, 2002
Investigates the relationships among adolescents' stressful life events (SLEs), temperament, externalizing and internalizing behaviors, and global life satisfaction. A modest correlation was found between life satisfaction and Extraversion, whereas moderate correlations were found between life satisfaction and Neuroticism and life satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Life Satisfaction, Personality Assessment
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McCullough, Gable; Huebner, E. Scott; Laughlin, James E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2000
Investigated interrelationships among global self-concept, life events, positive subjective well being, negative affect, and life satisfaction in high school students (N=92). Results demonstrated that life events contributed significant variance to predictions of positive affect, negative affect, and life satisfaction, over that of global…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, High School Students, Influences
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Huebner, E. Scott; Dew, Tammy – Psychology in the Schools, 1993
Investigated possibility of racial bias in one of few extant life satisfaction measures appropriate for children and adolescents, the Students' Life Satisfaction Scale. Participants were 115 black and 106 white adolescents in grades 8 through 12. Found no evidence of bias with respect to reliability, factorial validity, or concurrent validity.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Students, Children, Culture Fair Tests
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Huebner, E. Scott – Psychology in the Schools, 1994
Study investigated the relationships between a children's life satisfaction measure, the Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (SLSS), and a self-concept measure, the Piers-Harris Self-Concept Scale (PHSCS). Analyses demonstrated a strong relationship between the SLSS and one PHSCS subscale, providing support for the construct validity of the SLSS.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Life Satisfaction