Children's Subjective Well-Being in Rural Communities of South Korea and the United States
Children and Youth Services Review
The study examined subjective well-being of 10- to 12-year-old children from rural South Korea (n = 489) and rural United States (n = 1286) using the Children's Worlds Survey within the framework of the ecological, relationship-based model of children's subjective well-being. Applying Structural Equation Modeling to the analysis, a large proportion of the variance was explained and children's subjective well-being was predicted in both countries by microsystem factors of family relationships, parent involvement, and school quality, and individual factors of age (younger), and gender (male). Additional microsystem factors predicting subjective well-being were neighborhood quality in South Korea, and peer relationships in the United States, which may reflect contextual influences of collectivistic (South Korea) and individualistic (United States) macrosystems.
Well-being, Child, Rural, South Korea, United States
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work
Lawler, Michael J.; Choi, Changyong; Yoo, Joan; Lee, Juyeon; Roh, Soonhee; Newland, Lisa; Giger, Jarod T.; Sudhagoni, Ramu G.; Brockevelt, Barbara L.; and Lee, Bong Joo, "Children's Subjective Well-Being in Rural Communities of South Korea and the United States" (2018). Department of Social Work. 64.