Social support and well-being in early adolescents: the role of mediating variables.

  title={Social support and well-being in early adolescents: the role of mediating variables.},
  author={Adela Yarcheski and Noreen E Mahon and Thomas J Yarcheski},
  journal={Clinical nursing research},
  volume={10 2},
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived social support and general well-being in early adolescents and to test two variables, hopefulness and self-esteem, that theoretically mediate this relationship. The final sample consisted of 142 adolescents, ages 12 to 14, who responded to instruments measuring perceived social support hopefulness, self-esteem, and general well-being in classroom settings. Correlational analysis supported the five hypothesized… CONTINUE READING

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