Objective, subjective, global quality of life, and the determinants among junior high school students in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155318
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Presentation
Title:
Objective, subjective, global quality of life, and the determinants among junior high school students in Taiwan
Abstract:
Objective, subjective, global quality of life, and the determinants among junior high school students in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Yu, Shu, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:National Yang-Ming University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Lee-Lan Yen, ScD; Chun-Hsia Huang, MS, RN and Ching-Ling Lan, MS, student, RN
[Research Presentation] There is specific consideration for measuring health related quality of life (HQOL) in different life-span stage. HQOL is a major health concern for adolescents which should be emphasized. A total of 1394 subjects (male 701 and female 648) who were randomly selected from fourteen junior high schools in northern five Counties and Cities, Taiwan participated in this study. In this study, we described junior high school studentsÆ objective, subjective and global HQOL. In exploring the determinants, social network structure and function (including real world and virtual world) were to be mediate variables; personal, family, school, and community characteristic were to be independent variables to identify the determinants of global HQOL (objective HQOL multiply by subjective HQOL). The main findings were as follow: (1) Objective, subjective, as well as global HQOL all revealed moderate high degrees. A significant relationship existed between objective HQOL and subjective HQOL (r = 0.574, p < 0.001). (2) Among four domains of global HQOL, the highest score was noted for ôsocial domainö; whereas the lowest score was in ôpsychological domainö. (3) Multiple stepwise regression analyses on global HQOL indicating eleven variables (global family and social support, subject-father cohesion, family economic status, gender, subject-peer cohesion, subject-mother cohesion, only child or not, numbers of beds/ per ten thousands population, the ratio of teacher vs. students, numbers of class, and subject-teacher cohesion) could be singled out as significant factors and accounted for 23.91% of the variance. (4) Global family and social support was the most important predictor which accounted for 13.4% of the variance. Four types of cohesion (subject-farther, subject-mother, subject-peer, and subject-teacher) played the secondly important predictor and accounted for 5.2% of the variance. Based on our findings, we provide concrete suggestions in health and education practice, administration, as well as future studies to improve adolescents' HQOL.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleObjective, subjective, global quality of life, and the determinants among junior high school students in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155318-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Objective, subjective, global quality of life, and the determinants among junior high school students in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yu, Shu, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Yang-Ming University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yushu@ym.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lee-Lan Yen, ScD; Chun-Hsia Huang, MS, RN and Ching-Ling Lan, MS, student, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] There is specific consideration for measuring health related quality of life (HQOL) in different life-span stage. HQOL is a major health concern for adolescents which should be emphasized. A total of 1394 subjects (male 701 and female 648) who were randomly selected from fourteen junior high schools in northern five Counties and Cities, Taiwan participated in this study. In this study, we described junior high school students&AElig; objective, subjective and global HQOL. In exploring the determinants, social network structure and function (including real world and virtual world) were to be mediate variables; personal, family, school, and community characteristic were to be independent variables to identify the determinants of global HQOL (objective HQOL multiply by subjective HQOL). The main findings were as follow: (1) Objective, subjective, as well as global HQOL all revealed moderate high degrees. A significant relationship existed between objective HQOL and subjective HQOL (r = 0.574, p &lt; 0.001). (2) Among four domains of global HQOL, the highest score was noted for &ocirc;social domain&ouml;; whereas the lowest score was in &ocirc;psychological domain&ouml;. (3) Multiple stepwise regression analyses on global HQOL indicating eleven variables (global family and social support, subject-father cohesion, family economic status, gender, subject-peer cohesion, subject-mother cohesion, only child or not, numbers of beds/ per ten thousands population, the ratio of teacher vs. students, numbers of class, and subject-teacher cohesion) could be singled out as significant factors and accounted for 23.91% of the variance. (4) Global family and social support was the most important predictor which accounted for 13.4% of the variance. Four types of cohesion (subject-farther, subject-mother, subject-peer, and subject-teacher) played the secondly important predictor and accounted for 5.2% of the variance. Based on our findings, we provide concrete suggestions in health and education practice, administration, as well as future studies to improve adolescents' HQOL.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:44:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:44:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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