The social construction of the well-being in young people
Prudant, Sergio (2012)
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The objective of this study is to explore the concept of well-being based on theories and the perceptions of the concept that two groups of adolescents from the munici-pality of Espoo and Kirkkonummi have. The theories related to well-being are based on the works of Erik Allardt and Amartya Sen. The research was made from the theo-retical perspective of social constructionism and used mixed methods strategy. The findings show the multidimensionality of the well-being concept and the importance of the social and cultural background in its definition. Well-being concept can be considered as an important tool in enlarging the range of activities of the youth centres in order to help the youth to reflect on their position in life and on their future aspirations.