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Czynnikowa struktura jakości życia młodzieży

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Factor structure of quality of life in adolescents
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The goal of this article is to introduce factor structure of subjective quality of life in adolescents investigated by means of four questionnaires: Youth Quality of Life – Research Version (YQOL -RV) by Topolski et al., Quality of Life Profile: Adolescent Version (QOLP -AV) by Raphael et al., The KIDSCREEN -52 Questionnaire by the KIDSCREEN Group, and Subjective Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents. Two exploratory factor analyses were conducted on the results of two samples of adolescents: healthy, N = 333 (178 girls and 155 boys, mean age M = 14,99 lat, SD = 2,10), and chronically ill for several diseases, N = 266 (164 girls and 102 boys, M = 14,71 lat, SD = 1,69). Both factor analyses revealed four factor solutions, each explaining over 60% of variance. Factor structure for healthy group was adequate to the methods: Developmental Quality of Life (23%), Heath Related Quality of Life (15%), Positive Attitude Towards the Self, Others and Life (14%), and General Life Satisfaction (8,5%). Factor structure for chronically ill group was in some aspects similar in some other different: Developmental Quality of Life (21,5%), Self-Environment Relationship (16%), Coping and Support (11,5%), and Heath Related Quality of Life (11%). Discussion of the results is focused on specificity of four aspects of quality of life delivered in healthy sample and their similarities and differences to the factors in chronically ill sample.
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