Resilience as a Predictor of Adolescent Happiness in Orphanages in Jakarta


Happiness is characterized by the absence of negative emotions and positive emotions. Happiness is associated with fostering positive relationships, excellent health, and overall well-being. Every individual is entitled to happiness. However, certain circumstances can cause individuals to experience a range of stress, negative emotions, and decreased contentment. Adolescents are susceptible to a variety of negative emotions. Sometimes, teenagers may be reared in orphanages due to a lack of parental care, a low socioeconomic background, or other issues. Teenagers who lack a proper upbringing and secure family environment will be susceptible to psychological and behavioral issues. Positive psychology, on the other hand, posits that adolescents have the inner fortitude to endure a variety of pressures and life challenges. This concept is called resiliency. This study seeks to determine the function of resilience as a predictor of adolescent happiness in orphanages in Jakarta. The technique employed is quantitative research with a correlational design. There were a total of 403 participants in the study, including 179 men and 224 women (M = 14.88 + 1.13 years). The results demonstrated that resilience was a predictor of happiness among orphanage adolescents, accounting for 21.2% of the variance. It demonstrated that the resilience of adolescents in orphanages can enable them to withstand a variety of pressures, leading to greater satisfaction.

Keywords: Adolescent; Happiness; Orphanage; Resilience

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