Bem-estar subjetivo e desenvolvimento positivo em adolescentes
: relação com os pais e com os pares

  • Maria Clara Vitorino da Costa Leite (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study aims to analyze the role of the relationship with parents and peers in the positive development and subjective well-being of adolescents. The relevance of the in depth study of this theme lies in the fact that interpersonal relationships, namely with parents and peers, have an influence on the positive development and subjective wellbeing of adolescents. At a crucial time in the formation of identity, personal and vocational choices are important to explore subjective well-being and positive development. The sample consisted of 156 students from a high school in the northernregion. The data exchange was carried out through a sociodemographic questionnaire, the“Index of Personal Well-Being”, the questionnaire “Positive Development ofAdolescents” and the “California Healthy Kids Survey Resilience AssessmentModule”. The results showed statistically significant values between males and females,with regard to satisfaction with the feeling of security of young adolescents in secondaryeducation. Statistically found values were found in the 'Care' dimension of the DPA,regarding the course.It was possible to verify positive correlations between the personal well-being and the positive development of adolescents, as well as a relationship betweenthese and the relationships with their parents and peers. We can also see, the higher the personal well-being index, the greater its positive development. With these results, it ispossible to understand the factors associated with the well-being and positive development of adolescents, particularly in highschool education, that is, we can conclude that relationships are in them selves crucial for the well-being of individuals.
Date of Award27 Jan 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPaulo César Dias (Supervisor)


  • Subjective well-being
  • Positive development
  • Teenagers
  • Relationship with parents and peers


  • Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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