Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the correlates of life adaptation of adolescent brain-tumor survivors.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to know purpose in life could mediate the impact of emotional problems on life adaptation.
Methods: Fifty-five adolescents (13 to 18 years old) who had completed treatment for brain tumors participated in this study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Medical history was collected from medical records.
Results: 1) Participants with emotional problems had a lower mean life adaptation score than those without emotional problems (t = -5.05; p < .01). 2) Emotional problems (b = -0.52; p < .01) was identified as a correlate of life adaptation (R2 = 0.47; p < .01). 3) Purpose in life reduced the impact of emotional problems on life adaptation up to 33.18% (R2 = 0.53; p < .05).
Conclusion: Emotional problems worsen life adaptation among ASBT. Purpose in life mediates the effect of emotional problems on life adaptation. Interventions are recommended to foster purpose in life of ASBT with a goal of improving their life adaptation.
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