Strengths and Subjective Wellbeing in Adolescence: Strength-Based Parenting and the Moderating Effect of Mindset
HK Jach, J Sun, D Loton, T-C Chin, LE Waters
Journal of Happiness Studies | Springer Verlag | Published : 2018
Recent research suggests that strength-based parenting—the tendency for parents to see and encourage children to use their strengths—relates to lower stress and higher life satisfaction in adolescents. The current study tests whether strength-based parenting, in conjunction with a teenager’s strengths use, influences the teenager’s subjective wellbeing, and whether a growth mindset moderates the relationship between strength-based parenting and strengths use. Three hundred and sixty three adolescents (M age = 13.74, 51% female) completed questionnaire measures of strength-based parenting, strengths use, subjective wellbeing (life satisfaction, positive affect, and negative affect), Extravers..View full abstract
Preparation of this manuscript was supported by a Gerry Higgins Studentship awarded to the first and second authors. We thank John Higgins for his generous support in providing funding for this Studentship.