Paper Title
Overall Life Satisfaction of Latin American Immigrant Children in Northern Chile

Aim: Evaluate overall 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. This instrument 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 children. Keywords- Immigration, child migration, life satisfaction, family, Latin-America