Overall Life Satisfaction of Latin American Immigrant Children in Northern Chile
Aim: Evaluateoverall life satisfaction in a sample of 300 immigrant children aged between 8 and 13 years old.
Methods: Satisfaction in different domains, and with life as a whole, was evaluated using the Overall Life Satisfaction (OLS)
index. Thisinstrument was also applied to a sample of 300 non-immigrant children of similar age.
Results: With regard to the general life satisfaction score, the boys’ mean score was significantly higher than of girls
(F(1)=15.770; p=0.000). There were no significant differences due to nationality or due to the sex × nationality interaction.
Conclusions: These findings contribute the first steps to obtain more information regarding well-being in Latin American
Keywords: Immigration, Child Migration, Life Satisfaction, Family, Latin-America.