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ARTECHE, Adriane Xavier  e  BANDEIRA, Denise Ruschel. Subjective well-being: a study with working adolescents. PsicoUSF [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.2, pp. 193-201. ISSN 1413-8271.

The present research assessed the subjective well-being, comparing youngsters employed in two different frameworks and non-workers. The participants were 193 adolescents living in poverty, aged from14 to 17 years (77 non-workers, being that 58 were working in the regular system, and 58 employed in an educational system). The instruments used were a demographic questionnaire, the Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale, the Positive and Negative Affect Scale and the Stressful Situations Scale. The data indicated that work in adolescence can be positive, especially if in an educational system. The results showed that adolescents working in educational programs were more satisfied with their lives than the others. Also, they showed more satisfaction with their work than the adolescents employed in the regular system.

Palavras-chave : Life satisfaction; Affect; Social projects.

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