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Title: Perceived school performance, life satisfaction, and hopelessness: A 4-year longitudinal study of adolescents in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Li, Xiang
Keywords: Perceived school performance
Life satisfaction
Hopelessness
Chinese adolescents
Longitudinal design
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Shek, D. T. L., & Li, X. (2015). Perceived school performance, life satisfaction, and hopelessness: A 4-year longitudinal study of adolescents in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 126(2), 921-934. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-0904-y
Abstract: This 4-year longitudinal study examined the perceived school performance, life satisfaction, and hopelessness of Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong. Over the period of the study, perceived school performance and life satisfaction decreased, whereas adolescent hopelessness increased. Consistent with our predictions, a positive relationship between perceived school performance and life satisfaction, a negative relationship between life satisfaction and hopelessness, and a negative relationship between perceived school performance and hopelessness were found. Structural equation modeling further showed that life satisfaction functioned as a mediator in the relationship between perceived school performance and hopelessness. The findings underscore the role of perceived school performance in adolescent well-being and suggest that promoting life satisfaction is a possible way of reducing adolescent hopelessness.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/17854
ISSN: 0303-8300 (print)
1573-0921 (online)
Other Identifiers: 10.1007/s11205-015-0904-y
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