Yangchenchen Liu

"Chinese Young Adults’ Subjective Well-being Trend: Using Chinese General Social Survey Database"

Subjective well-being (SWB) encompasses people’s evaluation of their current overall life satisfaction, including physical, mental, and social well-being (WHO, 2013). Societal rapid changes (economic growth, policies, technology development) may have impacts on Chinese young adults (age 18-25) Subjective Well-Being (SWB) and subjective mental health (e.g., frequency of having depressed mood) over time, 2010-2018. During the transition from adolescence to adulthood, these young adults could face increasing challenges in seeking financial needs and questioning their beliefs and social roles. It may bring more stress into their daily life, threatening their mental health and overall life satisfaction. This study aims to investigate the trend of Chinese young adults’ SWB and mental health over an 8-year period from 2010 to 2018, as well as the correlation between age, SWB, and mental health. The results indicated that Chinese young adults’ average SWB increases over years from 2010 to 2018 and their overall mental health decreased over the years. Additionally, SWB and mental health are significantly positively correlated.