Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0102-3772
PIRES, Luciana et al. Quality of life of professional adolescent models. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.1, pp.71-76. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722012000100009.
Many adolescent girls leave their families to pursue a modeling career, dreaming of a glamorous future. The present cross-sectional case-control study analyzed the quality of life of 74 female adolescents, 37 of whom were models at agencies in the city of São Paulo (Brazil), using the World Health Organization Quality of Life -BREF questionnaire, which analyzes physical, psychological, social and environmental domains. The Brazil Criteria 2008 were used for the assessment of socioeconomic status and for pairing the control group. The group of models generally achieved higher mean scores than the non-model group, with the difference only significant on the psychological subscale. The results show that the teenage models had a similar quality of life to that of the non-models.
Keywords : Adolescents; quality of life; teenage behavior; mental health of adolescents; youth employment.