Factor in Predicting Psychological Well-being in Late Adolescents

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Chutima Jirathikrengkrai
Nopporn Vongsirimas
Wareerat Thanoi
Supapak Phetrasuwan

Abstract

           Purpose: This research aims to study the predictive power of perceived stress, resilience, social support, and coping strategies (problem-focused coping and emotional-focused coping) on psychological well-being in late adolescents.


          Design: Predictive study.


          Methods: Participants were 490 students with 10th to 12th grades in government schools in Bangkok. The instruments used in data collection consisted of personal information form, Ryff’s Psychological Well-Being Scale, Perceived Stress Scale, Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, Multidimensional Scale of perceived social support, and the Brief COPE inventory. Data were analyzed by multiple linear regression.


          Main findings: The study results showed that perceived stress, resilience, social support, and coping strategies (problem-focused coping and emotional-focused coping) could predict psychological well-being in late adolescents with statistical significance and all factors could account for 63% of the variance explained in psychological well-being (R2 = .63).


          Conclusion and recommendations: All study factors were statistically significant predictors of psychological well-being in late adolescents. The study results can be used as the basis for activities to promote mental well-being in late adolescents through promoting the stress management skill and activities that help increase social support awareness.

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Jirathikrengkrai, C., Vongsirimas, N., Thanoi, W., & Phetrasuwan, S. (2021). Factor in Predicting Psychological Well-being in Late Adolescents. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 39(2), 77-89. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/246543
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