Individual Accomplishments as Predictors of Quality of Life among Junior Schoolchildren

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Abstract

The article presents results of the study on relationship between the junior schoolchildren’s individual accomplishments and indicators of their subjective quality of life. The study involved 154 students in grade 3 and the following questionnaires were used: “Quality of Life” (PedsQLtm4.0.) and “Assessment of the Child’s Accomplishments”. The results indicate that love for learning, enthusiasm and fascination, kindness, justice and generosity, as well as desire for recognition of own accomplishments are the key to the child’s well-being. The most vivid dependency was found between individual accomplishments of the child and his/her indices of emotional, social and school well-being. The authors stress the importance of the results since contribution of several indicators of individual accomplishments in understanding of the quality of life by children was statistically established.

General Information

Keywords: subjective quality of life, individual accomplishments of junior schoolchildren

Journal rubric: Perspectives of Inclusive Education

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Volchegorskaya E.Y. Individual Accomplishments as Predictors of Quality of Life among Junior Schoolchildren. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2011. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 113–119. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Eugeniya Y. Volchegorskaya, Doctor of Education, Head of the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Subject Methods, Department of Primary School Teachers Training, Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University, Russia

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