The purpose of the present study was to examine the happiness and worry in adolescents and young adults, the effects of gender and age group in these constructs, and the role of happiness in prediction of worry. Participants were 200 adolescents and 200 young adults from Eghlid in Iran and they were selected through random sampling in this survey. A demographic questionnaire, the Oxford Happiness Inventory and the Ahwaz Worry Inventory were administrated during this study. Resulting data demonstrated that there are significant negative relationships between happiness and worry in adolescents and young adults. Findings rejected the effects of age group and gender-age interaction in happiness and worry but confirmed the role of gender. Also, happiness explained 34, 46 and 41% of worry variation in adolescents, young adults, and total sample respectively.
Key words: Happiness, worry, gender, age.
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