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
Keywords- Immigration, child migration, life satisfaction, family, Latin-America