Quality of Life in Students From Four States of Mexico

Julio Cu Farfan Lopez, Jesus Alberto Garcia Garcia, Yolanda Oliva Pena, Gabriela Moran Delgado


The objective of this work was to know the Quality of Life of young people of four states of Mexico with very marked cultural and geographical characteristics. To achieve the objective, the GENCAT Scale was used, proposed by Verdugo, Arias and others (2009) in which it is based on 8 sub scales: Emotional well-being, Interpersonal relationships, Material well-being, Personal development, Physical well-being, Self-determination, Social inclusion and Human rights. The sample was selected from a non-probabilistic sample of 620 young people. The instrument was validated with an item analysis in which it was obtained in Cronbach's alpha of 0.92. A comparative gender study was carried out and significant differences were found with the T test in four of the sub scales. It is concluded that young people perceive two spheres in their quality of life: the first from the personal factors is perceived very low, while the second, from the social or external factors is perceived with very high values. That is, when assessing the quality of life, young people are depersonalized, but with a high level of support from their context.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/irhe.v4n2p45


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