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LIMA, Rebeca Fernandes Ferreira  and  MORAIS, Normanda Araujo de. Factors associated with the subjective well-being of children and adolescents in street situation. Psico (Porto Alegre) [online]. 2016, vol.47, n.1, pp. 24-34. ISSN 1980-8623.

This study aimed to characterize the subjective well-being of children and adolescents in street situation from: Fortaleza, Porto Alegre and Salvador, verifying the factors associated with it (age, gender, stressful events and support network). Participants were 111 young people (M=14.18 years, SD=2.4), the majority (n=90; 81.1%) were male. Stressful Events Inventory, the Five Field Map, Life Satisfaction Scale and Positive and Negative Affect Scale were used. Participants positively evaluated the life satisfaction and reported more positive emotions than negative, although they have often experienced the stressful events. There was a negative correlation between age and life satisfaction and negative affect was positively associated to the impact of stressful events and negatively to the proximity factor of the support network. We discuss that adversities do not affect the expression of positive affect and life satisfaction, and the importance of the support network for well-being promotion.

Keywords : Subjective well-being; Stressful events; Support network; reet situation.

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