Preditores de satisfação com a vida dos jovens adultos durante a pandemia de COVID-19

  • Madalena Rolo Fermoselle da Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Emerging adulthood is a developmental stage between the adolescence and the adulthood,full of various transitions that, when successfully accomplished, are crucial for one’s wellbeingand satisfaction with life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these transitions suffereddisruptions, which affected the level of life satisfaction of this population. Understandingthe impact of this pandemic on the life satisfaction of young adults is thus of greatimportance, allowing, at the same time, for the understanding of how individual variables(such as resilience, fear of the disease and consideration of future consequences), andrelational variables (such as satisfaction in the relationship with parents and with a partner)can be related to the satisfaction with life. For this purpose, data were collected from asample of 217 young adults, residing in Portugal, with ages between 18 and 30 years old(M=24.4, SD=3.06). These participants completed several self-report questionnaires tomeasure each of the variables described above, namely, the Satisfaction with Life Scale, theConsideration of Future Consequences Scale, the Fear of COVID, a Brief Resilience Scale,a Relationship Assessment Scale and, finally, two items related to the satisfaction in therelationship with the mother and father. Correlation, regression, and mean comparisonanalyses were conducted. The results revealed that only satisfaction with the relationshipwith the father predicts the satisfaction with life of young adults. Also, it was noted that highlevels of resilience, consideration of future consequences, and level of satisfaction with therelationship with the mother and father, show a connection with high levels of lifesatisfaction in this age group. Concluding, promoting a strong family relationship, thereinforcement of resilience and the knowledge and clear communication on the pandemic,may have significant impact on the life satisfaction of young adults.
Date of Award13 Dec 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMarta Pedro (Supervisor)


  • Emerging adulthood
  • Life satisfaction
  • Pandemic
  • Fear of the COVID-19
  • Resilience
  • Consideration of future consequences
  • Relationship with parents
  • Romantic relationship


  • Mestrado em Psicologia do Bem-Estar e Promoção da Saúde

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