Adolescence

Looking back, people often remember their teenage years as a happy time full of new adventures, friends, and freedom. But according to a recent study based on data from “Living in Germany” and another long-term survey in the UK, many teenagers experience this phase of life quite differently. The study shows that life satisfaction declines more between the ages of 10 and 14 than in any other phase of life. The research team, led by psychologist Amy Orben from the University of Cambridge, believes that this may be due to an increase in social insecurity or uncertainty during puberty.

 

Further information

Welt: Wieso die Zufriedenheit im Alter von 10 bis 24 Jahren so niedrig ist

The Royal Society: Trajectories of adolescent life satisfaction

All results in the overview

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