Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Campus Access Dissertation

Department

Educational Studies

Sub-Department

School Psychology

First Advisor

E. Scott Huebner

Abstract

This study examined longitudinal relationships between adolescent coping (social support seeking, self-reliance/problem solving, distancing, internalizing, and externalizing), global life satisfaction (GLS), and friend satisfaction (FR LS). A total of 1011 students in grades 7-8 at a southeastern middle school completed the Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (Huebner, 1991), the friend subscale of the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale (MSLSS; Huebner 1994), and the Self Report Coping Scale (SRCS; Causey & Dubow, 1992) on two occasions, five months apart. Analyses indicated that social support seeking at Time 1 predicted higher GLS and higher FR LS at Time 2. Implications of these findings were discussed.

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