Although there is an increasing interest in studying the relations between the satisfaction of basic psychological needs and well-being, this association for both parents and adolescents has been to some extent disregarded within the self-determination theory. The present study was aimed at testing a model of relations between father, mother, and adolescent’s perception of basic needs fulfilment and well-being. Participants were 98 co-living family units of mother, father, and adolescents (54% males) aged from 12 to 18 years (M = 15.11, SD = 1.44). Results confirm that basic needs fulfilment was predictive of well-being in all participants. Moreover, the needs fulfilment of both parents seemed to play a relevant role directly on the perceived needs satisfaction of their adolescents, and indirectly on their well-being, through the adolescent’s needs satisfaction. Results are discussed in terms of practical implications for the promotion of positive youth development.

Adolescents' well-being: The role of basic needs fulfilment in family context

Liga F.
2021

Abstract

Although there is an increasing interest in studying the relations between the satisfaction of basic psychological needs and well-being, this association for both parents and adolescents has been to some extent disregarded within the self-determination theory. The present study was aimed at testing a model of relations between father, mother, and adolescent’s perception of basic needs fulfilment and well-being. Participants were 98 co-living family units of mother, father, and adolescents (54% males) aged from 12 to 18 years (M = 15.11, SD = 1.44). Results confirm that basic needs fulfilment was predictive of well-being in all participants. Moreover, the needs fulfilment of both parents seemed to play a relevant role directly on the perceived needs satisfaction of their adolescents, and indirectly on their well-being, through the adolescent’s needs satisfaction. Results are discussed in terms of practical implications for the promotion of positive youth development.
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